By Breaking Israel News—
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (“The Fellowship”) is breaking ground on its new Jerusalem headquarters, a multi-million dollar building that will provide a home in the Holy Land for visiting Christians.
In the context of what has become known as “the golden age for Jewish-Christian relations,” the new center will be located next to the planned U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, a move which many evangelical Christians in the United States strongly supported.
The building project, which will likely take three years, is also located exactly in between the Western Wall and Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, according to early Christian traditions.
The headquarters will primarily be used as an educational facility in which Christians will learn about Jesus’ life in Jerusalem and the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, including baptism, which some say is based in the Jewish tradition of mikveh, a ritual bath.
According to Yael Eckstein, the Fellowship’s global executive vice president, the building is intended to be “inspirational to both the Christian visitors and beneficial for the people of Israel.” Read more at Breaking Israel News….