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Rabbi with a gift for fundraising among evangelicals mourned as friend

Yechiel Eckstein

RNS Soon after Southern Baptist leader Bailey Smith famously said “God Almighty doesn’t hear the prayers of a Jew”, he got a call from a US-based Orthodox rabbi challenging Smith to join him on a trip to Israel. That rabbi on the line was Yechiel Eckstein, who single-handedly worked to develop deeper ties between evangelical […]