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A Tragedy That Left All the Jews in Utter Shock  

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein was a real messiah to the Jews of Israel. He was known for his selfless deeds and acts that were ultimately dedicated to the needy. People loved him for what he was and his kind acts. But his untimely death left the masses in utter shock.

Rabbi Yechiel was the founder of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) which was founded in the year 1983. According to the IFCJ reviews, he was able to raise the fund money to about $1.6 billion which was solely for the needy and the marginalized Jews of Israel.

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Yechiel Eckstein’s tragic incident took place on the night of 7th February, 2019. Few hundreds and thousands of people paid their last visit to the eminent figure. The funeral service took place on the next day i.e. on Thursday 8th of February and the funeral service was attended by many eminent dignitaries like the US Ambassador David Friedman, MKs, the former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, with Rabbi Berel Lazar, a head of Chabad in Russia.

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The funeral service was held at Eretz HaChaim Cemetery in Beit Shemesh of Rabbi Yechiel. Rabbi Yechiel was known for his selfless services and his aiding hand towards all the needy and marginalized minorities of Israel, the survivors of the holocaust, the unfortunate Jews, etc.

Laraz was the first to give his eulogy and he spoke kind words about Yechiel, his selfless acts for the raising the marginalized classes of Jews. Next it was Yael, daughter of Rabbi Yechiel; she spoke about her father’s angelic deeds and how his entire life was dedicated to the life of the Jews. It was a great loss to the entire Jew community to lose a true messiah at a mere age of 67!