The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was first initiated on 1983 to promote brotherhood between the Jews and Christians who were in constant rivalry with each other. Their main motive was to build a bridge between the social, economic and cultural equality and coexistence between these two religions. This coexistence was necessary since it acted like the spinal cord of the nation of Israel which provided support.
History formation of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews(IFCJ)
The Holyland Fellowship of Christians and Jews was formed as a result of the constant hatred and rivalry among the people belonging to the two religions, Judaism and Christianity. The aim was to draw comradeship between the two groups of people that could act like a support to the nations and to break their 2000 year old contention. The Holyland Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. Yechiel Eckstein was a person with determination and a kind heart. He worked day and night to give this Fellowship recognition on a global scale. Yechiel Eckstein has received numerous awards and has even been give the name of ’50 most influential Rabbi in America’ by Newsweek.
In 1988 a radio program named ‘Ask the Rabbi’ started in the Christian radio stations giving more emphasis on knowing the doubts and allegation in people’s heads. Later in 1991 the organization was renamed as International Fellowship of Christians and Jews or the IFCJ. The IFCJ ratings and the IFCJ reviews were not upto the mark but with gradual work process the graph showed a sharp increment in the IFCJ rating. Also ‘Is IFCJ a good charity?’ was the question in everybody’s mind which slowly vanished when the orgaization brought smiles in the faces of the Jews and the Christians as well.