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Aug 11, 2015
| ISBN 9781591846789
Aug 11, 2015
| ISBN 9780698137813
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Aug 11, 2015 | ISBN 9781591846789
Aug 11, 2015 | ISBN 9780698137813
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.When the Anti-Defamation League sent a young Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein to Chicago to foster interfaith relations in the late 1970’s, he was surprised to see how responsive Christian evangelicals were to the cause of supporting and defending 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.Few people realize that Eckstein and The Fellowship have done an unprecedented good deed in bridging an ancient cultural gap. Renowned journalist Zev Chafets explores Eckstein’s role in this important interfaith evolution, showing how an American rabbi made major progress in promoting dialogue, cooperation, and mutual respect in the face of harsh and unrelenting opposition.
Ze’ev Chafets is the author of eight works of nonfiction, including the Jewish travelogue Members of the Tribe, and four novels. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, and now lives in New York City, where he is a frequent contributor… More about Ze’ev Chafets
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