In February, Israel and the world lost a champion with the sudden death of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).
Many knew him as the ultimate bridge builder. Rabbi Eckstein started IFCJ in 1983. Since then, the humanitarian organization has generated more than $1.5 billion to help Jews in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and more than 58 other countries.
Today, Eckstein’s daughter, Yael, is carrying on that legacy.
In a video message tape shortly before his death, Eckstein charged his daughter Yael with the mantle of his ministry.
“I miss my father. I still can’t comprehend and internalize I’m never going to see him again or get a hug from him. But I also feel a lot of light. I feel a lot of peace. I see a lot of God’s hand within the tragedy,” Eckstein told CBN News.
Yael says her dad left a rich and prophetic work for her to lead.
“Everywhere I look, it’s prophetic,” she explained. “Suddenly, we have Christians bringing from the biblical land of the north, Jewish people on wings of eagles home to Israel. That’s prophecy. That’s what Isaiah and Jeremiah—this is what they saw 2,000 years ago. They were having the visions of us sitting here in Jerusalem.”