Remembering Rabbi Yehiel Eckstein

“He felt that the best way to touch them would be to address them in their own language, to lower as much as possible all the barriers.”

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February 13, 2019 17:05
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Remembering Rabbi Yehiel Eckstein

Rabbi Yehiel Eckstein greets arrivals on a 2015 Fellowship-funded aliyah flight.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Rabbi Yehiel Eckstein was alone in his home in the Arnona neighborhood doing his regular exercises when, on February 6, his heart stopped. He was found on the floor by his wife, Joelle, and despite attempts at resuscitation, passed away at age 67. 


Hundreds of mourners at the funeral and during the shiva mourning period told many unknown stories about a young Jewish boy born in Canada who was close to Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and among the first to be ordained by Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik.


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