Rave reviews for Rabbi Eckstein’s recent biography, The Bridge Builder, continue to come in. Below is a portion of the latest one, in the Chicago Jewish Star.
An independent thinker and activist, Yechiel Eckstein, an Orthodox rabbi ordained by Yeshiva University in New York, crossed boundaries and broke taboos as he entered unknown, untested territory making common cause with Christian evangelicals in support of Israel and other Jewish causes, seeing himself as a bridge builder.
Rabbi Eckstein traveled to Ashdod, Israel, last week to launch this year’s High Holy Days program in Israel, which will feed almost 15,000 needy families and 14,000 soldiers, and provide clothing and school supplies to 10,000 children.
The High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) next week, and continue through Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) ten days later.
It truly was a magical evening, as over 100 people from across Israel gathered together on a Tel Aviv rooftop to celebrate the release of The Bridge Builder, a biography on the life and living legacy of my father, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.
I have never seen anything like it before: Orthodox rabbis chatted with Christian priests, Druze spiritual leaders conversed with Ethiopian rabbis, and young, modern businessmen and women stood captivated in discussions.
The Fellowship has donated a total of seven MRI machines to hospitals in Israel's smaller towns. Before we began donating these machines, the only hospitals in Israel that had them were the large and financially stable ones in big cities. Rabbi Eckstein recently visited Ziv hospital to dedicate one of these MRI machines that will help save countless lives.
The reviews are coming in, and they’re great! Check out what Amazon readers are saying about Rabbi Eckstein’s new biography, The Bridge Builder.
“I loved this book! As a born-again Christian, I love and pray for Israel every day. This is one of the most intriguing and masterfully written biographies I've read. There are many surprises. I'm impressed with the honesty that was presented. I don't want to spoil it for any other readers, so I'll just say that it won't disappoint. May God continually bless Rabbi Eckstein, his work, and all of God's chosen people.”
The salient sound of the High Holy Days for the Jewish people is the striking blast of the shofar. In this month's Limmud Bible Study, Rabbi Eckstein explores the various meanings and spiritual lessons that are associated with this biblically mandated tradition.