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The Bridge Builder

The amazing story of Yechiel Eckstein, a Chicago-based orthodox rabbi who founded the world’s largest philanthropic organization of evangelical Christians in support of Israel.

Eckstein founded The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews in 1983 to promote cross-cultural understanding and build broad support for Israel, Soviet Jewry, and other shared concerns. The Fellowship has grown and thrived over the last three decades, raising more than $1.1 billion, and is one of the largest 50 NGOs in America today. American Christians have become one of Israel’s most reliable sources of financial and moral support. Learn More…

  • Senator Joseph I. Lieberman

    The Bridge Builder … is a testament to my friend Yechiel’s commitment and dedication that today the organization he formed stands at the forefront not only of building bridges between Jews and Christians, but in assisting people in need both in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world.”

Books

A leading advocate of religious freedom worldwide, Rabbi Eckstein is the author of many highly acclaimed books on Judaism and Jewish-Christian relations:

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The Bridge Builder

The amazing story of Yechiel Eckstein, a Chicago-based orthodox rabbi who founded the world’s largest philanthropic organization of evangelical Christians in support of Israel. Learn More…

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Biblical Teachings from the Rabbi

Written in a conversational tone, this lively book offers keen insights into the lives of some of the Bible's most influential people. Learn More…

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How Firm a Foundation

The classic book on Judaism for Christians! Gain insightful perspectives and in-depth information about Jews and Judaism through the wise counsel of Rabbi Eckstein in this popular and best-selling work. Learn More…

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The Journey Home

The Journey Home is Rabbi Eckstein’s personal testimony set against a fictitious backdrop of a walk with Christian pastor Jamie Buckingham through the Holy Land. Learn More…

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What You Should Know about Jews and Judaism

Here, Rabbi Eckstein explores Jewish beliefs and holidays, the Jewish life cycle, Jewish worship practices, and much more. Learn More…

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The One Year® Holy Land Moments Devotional

This devotional offers a fascinating glimpse into the Jewish faith, history, and perspective, while exploring the Christian interpretation of beloved biblical verses, places, people and events. Learn More…

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Holy Days of Israel

Rabbi Eckstein offers teachings for Christians about the five most important holy days of the Jewish calendar – Pesach (Passover), Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Learn More…

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Holy Songs of Israel

This book celebrates the Psalms’ rich tradition through beautiful four-color imagery, teachings, and devotional reflections. Learn More…

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Passover: Your Inspirational Guide

Rabbi Eckstein shares with readers the significance of the Exodus to the Jewish faith, describes the rich traditions in the Seder, and guides us through a traditional Seder meal. Learn More…

Music

Rabbi Eckstein is a renowned Israeli Hasidic singer. During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, he performed for Israeli troops on the Syrian front and in hospitals. These CDs by Rabbi Eckstein feature beautiful melodies and words drawn from Scripture and Jewish liturgy, sung in both Hebrew and English.

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Shiray Shalom – Songs of Peace

This music expresses confidence that peace and joy will come to God's people despite adversity and that this peace is a gift from God. Learn More…

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Shiray Dorot - Songs of Generations

Rabbi Eckstein and his daughter Talia have recorded an album of songs to encourage and inspire all people of faith. Learn More…

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Shiray Simcha - Songs of Joy

These upbeat and lively Hebrew songs celebrate the joy of our lives and faith through the words of hope and strength drawn from the Scriptures. Learn More…

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Shiray Tikvah - Songs of Hope

In these songs, recorded exclusively for our Fellowship Collection, Rabbi Eckstein blends his musical talents with heartfelt spiritual devotion to create a listening and worship experience unlike any other. Learn More…

Video

These video Bible studies help Christians grow in their faith as they learn about the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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Keys to Shalom

Rabbi Eckstein shares the Jewish perspective of shalom, peace, and his teachings on how we can build bridges of peace with others in this easy-to-use Bible study. Learn More…

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The Biblical Temples

In this five-part biblical study, Rabbi Eckstein helps Christians understand the significance of the Temple to Jewish life and worship as well as the significance of the Third Temple. Learn More…

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The Jewish Roots of God’s Word

Rabbi Eckstein shares with his Christian audience the Jewish perspective of God’s Word. Learn More…

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The Sabbath

In this four-lesson DVD and study guide, Rabbi Eckstein explores the importance of observing the Sabbath from a Jewish perspective. Learn More…

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