Referred to as the “Christian Rabbi” founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein raised more than $360 million in donations — mostly from Christians — for projects benefiting needy Jews worldwide.
.By David Lazarus
Yechiel Eckstein, known to Evangelical Christians around the world as the “Christian Rabbi,” has died at the age of 67. Eckstein was known for his philanthropic efforts in Israel over the past 35 years through the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).
As head of the IFCJ, the New York rabbi raised more than $360 million in donations — mostly from Christians — for projects benefiting needy Jews and Arabs in Israel and beyond, according to the organization’s website. Continue Reading »
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews launches a new campaign to raise support for Israel among Brazil’s evangelical community, which is world’s largest following US.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) has long sought to foster understanding between Jews and Christians in North America, and now in a new campaign it is looking south to Brazil’s growing evangelical Christian population.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein at Baptist Church of Jardim Sao Paulo – Photo courtesy of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
IFCJ founder and president Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein is currently in the middle of a two-week trip to a number of mega-churches throughout Brazil, in an effort to create new support for Israel and Jewish issues. Continue Reading »
Escaping war-torn Ukraine, 110 Jews, the majority refugees, fled the fighting and landed in Israel just in time for the holidays.
By Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
With one week to go before Passover, 110 new Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel on Tuesday morning.
110 Ukrainian immigrants land in Israel – Photo: Buzz Ratner
The majority of newcomers are refugees who fled the fighting zones in the eastern part of the Ukraine including the husband of a woman killed by a direct rock hit that slammed into their house in early February.
Launched by pro-Russian separatists at the city of Donetsk, a rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, the rocket killed Irina Shelkayeba, a teacher, as she was cooking supper. Continue Reading »
Annual ‘Friends of the IDF’ event in L.A., hosted by Cheryl & Haim Saban, raises record $20 million for Israel’s soldiers
By Yossi Aloni
Hard-nosed American Idol and X Factor judge Simon Cowell was among 1,200 honored guests at this year’s Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) event at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles
Music Mogul Simon Cowell and event host Haim Saban
The annual salute to IDF soldiers is hosted by Cheryl and Haim Saban. Besides Cowell, the event was also graced by the presence of Lionel Richie, who gave a rare live performance. Continue Reading »