(BREITBART) -- Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), and a pioneer in linking Christians to the cause of the State of Israel, passed away suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 67.
The cause of death was a heart attack, according to Israel news website ynet.
The Canadian-born Eckstein was educated in New York at Yeshiva University under Rabbi Dov Soloveitchick, the “Rav,” one of the leading lights of the Modern Orthodox movement in Judaism. He went on to earn a doctorate in philosophy and religion at Columbia.
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