We are leading our lives, but at some point of our time we forget to live life because we get busy leading our lives rather than living it to the fullest. We never know what is waiting for us in the next second; that is what life is all about, uncertainty! Recently we lost an eminent figure, Yechiel Eckstein on 7th of February, 2019.
Rabbi Eckstein was the founder of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, (IFCJ) and the foundation stone was laid in the year 1983 and according to the IFCJ reviews about $1.6 billion sum was raised by this foundation to aid the needy and the Israeli marginalized, the survivors of the holocaust, the less earning Israeli minority classes also including those of Arabs, Bedouins, and Druze.
The goodbye day
Yechiel died on Wednesday, 7th February and the grand funeral was held on Thursday, i.e. on 8th of February, 2019. The funeral service was conducted in Beit Shemesh’s Eretz HaChaim Cemetery. The service was attended by many eminent dignitaries like the David Friedman, the US Ambassador, and the former mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, besides Rabbi Berel Lazar, head of the iconic Chabad in Russia.
The people spoke at the service and Lazar was the first to give his eulogy, in which he spoke many great deeds of the eminent personality, who had dedicated his entire life in serving the low earning minorities of Israel. Secondly it was Yael, daughter of the deceased who spoke emotional words about her father, about how he had worked his entire life uplifting the lives of his people in need. It was a tragic night that ended the strings which the messiah had with his Jewish mates, a tragic tale of a tragic night made the Jewish people bid him at an age of 67!