Fellowship continues to carry out Christ-like response

Monday, October 5, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Israeli flag superimposed on U.S. flagIn the wake of the pandemic, Christians and Jews have continued to join forces to meet the needs of the Jewish people.

Just like in other areas of the world, Israel went into lockdown in March because of the pandemic, and people have suffered because of it.

Yael Eckstein of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews tells OneNewsNow Christians in Israel have continued to respond as they have for several decades – by "blessing the people of Israel as the needs are only rising, [including] the desire for Jewish people to escape countries where they're experiencing unrest, poverty, [and] anti-Semitism. We have more requests now than we've ever had before in 37 years of operation," she adds.

It was not business as usual, though, when COVID-19 spread throughout Israel. Requests for assistance rose by 40 percent each day, and the Fellowship, acting on faith, dedicated $20 million to meet those needs.

Eckstein

"It was thousands of Christians around the world who came through to enable over 150,000 Jewish people to have food [and] medicine and for every single orphan in Israel to have clothing as well for the High Holiday season," Eckstein reports.

The Fellowship also works in other areas of the world where Jews have serious needs and nowhere else to turn, and the organization assists many in moving to Israel.

The Jerusalem Post recently named Eckstein one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world.

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