MembersRabbi: Jews Will Come to Jesus – When God Decides

Yechiel Eckstein, the Orthodox “poster rabbi” for Evangelicals, reveals his winning strategy for raising millions of dollars from Christians in a newly released biography, The Bridge Builder by Israeli author Zev Chafets.

By David Lazarus |
YECHIEL ECKSTEIN Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Rabbi Eckstein assures faithful Christians that there is no need to share the Gospel with Jews: “Christians are called to bless Israel and the Jewish people, and that is their form of witness. If God wants Jews to believe in Jesus, He will take care of it!”


Eckstein’s International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) has raised a whopping $1.25 billion for global Jewish needs—primarily from Christians. On average he is collecting $125 million a year, making the IFCJ one of the largest NGOs in the United States.


Concerned that these huge sums of Christian money could draw Jews closer to Jesus, Eckstein found a work-around—convince Evangelicals that “the only legitimate way for Christians to evangelize is to support Jews financially.” And Christians are buying it to the tune of 1.5 million individual donations, or 6,000 to 7,000 donations every single day.


Eckstein explains how he found a way to dodge the Gospel to the Jews, while raising...

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