Jerusalem in Israel got a sudden jerk in February this year and this also shocked Jews worldwide when CBN News Jerusalem dateline broadcasted the news of sudden demise of world leader Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).
This charity organization was founded in 1983 by Rabbi Eckstein who was a philanthropic, but many knew him as a bridge builder. He was able to bridge the gap created by the hatred of most Christians against Jews. Fundamentally, there is not much difference in these two religions, but Christians always considered themselves superior.
How Rabbi Eckstein carried on his charity mission
Rabbi Eckstein had a mission to support underprivileged Jews of Israel, the former Soviet Union (FSU), and more than 58 other countries, for which he raised over $1.5 billion, mostly from envious Christians. Rabbi Eckstein continued his mission for 35 years until his death, and was supported by his daughter Yael Eckstein. Rabbi’s daughter has been her right hand throughout the mission. She also worked as Rabbi’s deputy.
Rabbi Eckstein’s successor in the charity mission
Today, Eckstein’s daughter Yael Eckstein is carrying legacy of her father. Rabbi Eckstein charged his daughter Yael with the mantle of his ministry in a message conveyed through tape shortly prior to his death. Yael still misses her father because it is not easy to make transition from grief to building on her father’s legacy, but she has a courage to take the responsibility her father has left for her to carry on. Yael spoke to CBN News about God’s hand within the tragedy, but she knows that she can never meet her father again, and she has to take care of everything alone.
How Yael sees her father’s goals
Yael Eckstein talks about alarming rise in anti-Semitism and believes that effort is more important than ever to achieve the goals set by his deceased father. It’s the time to wait and watch how Yael fulfils her father’s desire.
Mr Roberto Casula is among the rare heart surgeons to carry out this procedure within the continent of the U.K. he is the associate of Englands Royal College of Surgeons and an advocate of Society for Cardio-thoracic Surgery in Ireland and Great Britain and also a member for cardio-thoracic surgery of European Surgery.
Till now Mr casual has carried out several thousand cardiac operations. In the U.K, he first performed open heart surgery in 1990. He is the explorer of both minimal access heart and robotic surgery in the U.K. he is also responsible for performing a clinical program of robotic cardiac surgery in the imperial college.
Minimal access to the heart and robotic surgery come up with huge benefits for the suffering patient like the scars are limited to a smaller area, causes less pain and comparatively fewer pain killers are used. It also reduces the possibilities of post-operation infection and less blood is transfused. And more importantly, a patient gains speedy recovery, added with good emotional and physical healing with quicker mobilization.
Who is he?
In 2002, Mr Roberto Casula was the first one to carry out the coronary bypass surgery without full dissecting the heart in the U.K. After this grand success, Mr Roberto performed more than 135 cardiac surgeries on patients using robotic techniques of minimal access.
Under the guidance of Mr Roberto, all patients entailed to coronary bypass implant were operated without the help of cardiopulmonary bypass instrument. Instead, it is conducted using the ‘off-pump’ or OPCAB technique, which enables to perform the surgery without stopping the patient’s heartbeat. This highly reduces the fear of any fatality or stroke in particular patients.
Blake Orlandi is the COO of the Book of the Month Company, which is the first of its kind monthly subscription ecommerce service company. This company was established in the year 1926 and has launched its ecommerce services in the year 2016. The staff of this organization is working rigorously to find the new books from the thousands of books that are released into the market. They will filter out the books that have interesting and fresh stories and make the top five books available for the readers.
This is the best place for the voracious readers to find the books that are must-read in their lifetime. There are around 10 million subscribers for this company and many more are getting added every month. The subscribers can choose the five best books every month and get them delivered at their doorsteps. The readers can find the books that are yet to be released, fresh books and the books that are written by the debut authors.
Blake Orlandi is contributing high to the success of this ecommerce service company. Prior to joining this company, he worked with Deloitte consulting and then joined Evergreen Copyrights. After leaving this company, he joined Bookspan, LLC. He worked in managerial positions. At present, he has been working as the COO of book of the month since September.
He has completed his education in Industrial Engineering from University of Pittsburgh in the year 2005. He has received an MBA degree from one of the top universities across the globe, i.e. Harvard Business School in the year 2012. He is also one of the board directors of Every Child Inc., which is a non-profit organization for a short duration, i.e. from 2006 to 2008. Blake Orlandi is leading a team of 45 people in this organization and working with marketing, design, business intelligence and operations team in the company.
Yechiel Eckstein was a famous teacher in the United States. Yael Eckstein is his daughter. Both Yechiel and Yael are famous philanthropists and their contributions towards the people of Israel and the Jews worldwide are worth praising.
About Yechiel Eckstein
Yechiel was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts. He held the citizenship of both the countries, the United States and Israel. He graduated from the Yeshiva University High School for Boys which is an orthodox Jewish school. Yechiel was a faculty member of the Columbia University, the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Northern Baptist Seminary.
Eckstein founded the charitable organization IFCJ (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) in the year 1983 and has worked dedicatedly towards the welfare of the people of Israel.
He died on 6th of February, 2019 at the age of 67.
About Yael Eckstein
Yael Eckstein is the proud daughter of Yechiel Eckstein. She is the current president of IFCJ after the demise of her father. She was born in Illinois and got her formal education from both Israel and America. She has profound knowledge in Biblical studies, Sociology studies and Jewish studies.
Yael was a teacher in the United States before she shifted back to her motherland to take up the responsibility of IFCJ. She now stays in Jerusalem with her family that comprises of her husband and four kids.
She is a famous author and a regular blogger. She also writes for various magazines and newspapers of Israel. She uses her powerful blogs to raise fund for the needy and deprived people of Israel.Yael Eckstein is also striving to bring a change in her country by making the inhabitants aware of their country’s various crises.
Her remarkable contributions towards IFCJ and her nation earned her the title of “One of Israel’s 100 Most Influential Women” in 2014. She is doing every bit to make her motherland a better place to live.
The 1920s boomed with bright and vibrant ideas and at this time Book of the month club made its first debut. The early successor of Book of the month club was Harry Scherman who made profits by selling Shakespeare books. Since book reading was the only past time at those ages, readers rushed to gain access to the limited collection of these works. Hence it was regarded as the most dominant competitor in the American book industry.
The Significant role of John Lippman to the Book of the Month Club
Although it was prospering well for a long time, however after the advent of the e-commerce industries like Amazon which reshaped the concept of the book industry, the book of the month club started to face a decline. As a result, their memberships got shrunk and the panel of judges lost their authority to pick the best books for their members.
Apparently, the ownership was transferred to different hands and each one of them had to face serious challenges to make the book of the month club survive. Fortunately, in 2012, John Lippman 43 with a background in Music and private equity a former SVP, Corporate Development and Advisor to Synergy Outdoors brought the situation under control.
How John Lippman made the Book of the month Club vibrant again?
John Lippman’s vision was quite revolutionary and he was determined to make the Book of the Month Club jazzy again. He made the outdated club to breathe a new life by making the business digital with the emerging fiction writers. John Lippman’s main vision was for the millennial women to provide a handful of books from the best-selling authors. Although the project was quite challenging, yet his interest in books made his reach this benchmark.
Jews get the extensive assistance from On Wings of Eagles that has its effect in making a movement to the zone of Israel. It was previously comprised in the area of Soviet Union and other nearby nations of Europe, Ethiopia, Arab lands etc. the main focus is to encourage them for resettlement around the globe.
All sorts of essential necessities include the gatekeepers of Israel that offers support from other diverse activities. Also, they get the fundamental restorative help through appropriated sustenance apparel to be while tending to long haul needs. This includes the necessary components such as lodging, family care, and jobs.
Isaiah 58 gives nourishment bundles, hot “suppers on-wheels,” drug, in-home consideration, lodging, warming fuel, dress, and other fundamental things to in excess of 200,000 dejected older Soviet Jews, and gives Jewish vagrants and helpless road kids in the previous Soviet Union the consideration they have to endure and get ready for a more splendid future.
Chapels, Christian pioneers and similar other communities are revived by Israel to advocate as representative. This also works as an appealing to God for supporting her entitlement to exist in harmony and security. The Fellowship intends to draw in individuals both profoundly and politically for the benefit of Israel and the Jewish individuals. This is done by urging them to appeal to God for the tranquility of Jerusalem. The end work is by furnishing them with the realities they have to advocate for the Jewish state and battle against Israel predisposition in the media.
Additional scenarios for aiding IFCJ ratings
4Zion is an ace Israel activity designed for understudies and a more youthful age of Israel supporters that had the work for ratings in IFCJ.
The association likewise bolsters the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum. This is accompanied by making a gathering driven by Gabriel Naddaf. These are the main projective areas that have seen the way outs for a promising get through IFCJ ratings.