Yael Eckstein Articles

This Mother’s Day, Remember the Mothers Fleeing a War Zone

Mothers are a special breed of human being. History is filled with stories of mothers who defied kings, survived...
Don’t Skip This Important Part of Our Holiday Traditions

Don’t Skip This Important Part of Our Holiday Traditions

This is a season when a spirit of generosity ignites us and highlights the best of humanity. For those of us in the Jewish community, we have celebrated Hanukkah, lighting the Menorah and giving gifts. Now, my Christian friends are celebrating Christmas by lighting...

We Need a Personal Trainer for Our Souls

We Need a Personal Trainer for Our Souls

Psalm 62:2 says, "Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken."People these days spend a lot of money to get in shape. We pay for gyms and nutritionists, and some people will spend hundreds of dollars on personal trainers. We spend...

What’s Your Name? And Why Does It Matter?

What’s Your Name? And Why Does It Matter?

What is your name? If you are like most people, you probably have more than one name. You may have been given more than one name at birth, or maybe you changed your name at some point for one reason or another. Perhaps you have a nickname. According to Jewish...

Why Faith Is Your Calm in the Eye of Life’s Storms

Why Faith Is Your Calm in the Eye of Life’s Storms

My job should make it hard for me to be a good mom.I'm based in Israel and run an international nonprofit with offices in Israel, Canada, South Korea and the U.S. This means that sometimes I have meetings very early in the morning or very late at night to account for...

Why the People of Israel Will Always Prevail

Why the People of Israel Will Always Prevail

"Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground in reverence to the king and said, "Let my lord King David live forever'" (1 Kings 1:31).When the mantle of leadership was passed down from King David to his son Solomon, the transition was not exactly smooth. As it...

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