13 01, 2017

Va’era – January 28 – 1 Shvat

By |January 13th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vaeira, Exodus 6:2 – 9:35, the children of Israel multiply in Egypt. Threatened by their growing numbers, Pharaoh enslaves them and orders the Hebrew midwives, Shifrah and Puah, to kill all male babies at birth. When they do not comply, he commands his people to cast the Hebrew […]

13 01, 2017

Shmot – January 21 – 23 Tevet

By |January 13th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Shemot, Exodus 1:1 – 6:1, begins the Book of Exodus. Pharaoh issues harsh decrees against the Israelites, beginning decades of Jewish suffering and slavery. Moses is born and raised in the Egyptian royal palace. After killing an Egyptian, Moses escapes to Midian and marries. G‑d appears to him in […]

13 01, 2017

Gidon Ariel on A Hebrew In The Homeland

By |January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From time to time, Gidon or Bob are invited to share their thoughts on a radio program.

Last week, Gidon appeared on our own teacher David Ha’ivri’s new show on Israel News Talk Radio, “A Hebrew In The Heartland”. He spoke at length about our Campus and Millennials Campaign, and may have revealed things about […]

8 01, 2017

Understanding Trump: ​​​​​​​Part 5: Conclusion

By |January 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
The four previous articles in this series suggested the following insights about Trump:

First, Trump, at heart, is a people person: the ultimate populist.

Second, Trump uses words like paint: captivating us with the colors, but we must remember that the picture […]

8 01, 2017

Gidon interviewed on “The Reconnect”

By |January 8th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

From time to time, Gidon or Bob are invited to share their thoughts on a radio program.

Last week, Gidon appeared on the Reconnect with Carmen show, and described life on a small Jewish settlement in the Hebron hills.

Listen to the interview. Happy listening!

8 01, 2017

Vayechi – January 14 – 16 Tevet

By |January 8th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayechi, Genesis 47:28 – 50:26, discusses Jacob’s final years. Shortly before his passing, Jacob blesses Joseph’s children as well as his own. A massive funeral procession escorts Jacob’s body to Canaan. The reading, and the Book of Genesis, concludes with Joseph’s death.
In the Haftara Prophets reading, I Kings 2:1 – […]

2 01, 2017

Vayigash – January 7 – 9 Tevet

By |January 2nd, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayigash, Genesis 44:18 – 47:27, concludes the story of Joseph and his brothers, with Joseph unable to contain himself and revealing himself to them after his brother Judah offers to be imprisoned instead of Benjamin. This gripping story has captured the imagination of people for thousands of years, and […]

2 01, 2017

Root Source Campus Campaign – A SUCCESS!

By |January 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WE DID IT!

Together with hundreds of donors and generous matching donors, in one month we raised more than TWO HUNDRED THOUSANDS DOLLARS! For our ambitious Campus and Millennials Campaign.

We finished Stage 1. With YOUR help, we have funded this project!

This month, we will work on completing our list of liaisons to college and university campuses […]

28 12, 2016

City of David – Part 4 of 4

By |December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Root Source takes you along the Stepped Road and a view of the Pool of Siloam at the City of David. Part 4 of 4.

28 12, 2016

City of David – Part 3

By |December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Root Source takes you down into the Gihon Spring and Hezekiah’s tunnel beneath the City of David.

The walk includes a time-lapse video that turns a 40 minute walk in the tunnel into less than 1 minutes. Part 3 of 4.

28 12, 2016

City of David – Part 2

By |December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Root Source takes a look at a two-story, four-room home in the times of the Kings, as well as the Kidron valley and some of the tombs of the kings. Part 2 of 4.

28 12, 2016

City of David – Part 1

By |December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Root Source takes a look at the whole City of David from one of the best lookout points around. Part 1 of 4.

24 12, 2016

UN Resolution 2334 – What To Watch in the Days Ahead

By |December 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|5 Comments

On Friday December 23rd, while Israel was rejoicing on Shabbat, Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Samantha Power finally unleashed their pent up anger against Israel. By colluding within the UN Security Council on the drafting of an anti-settlement resolution, and then by doing nothing to block that resolution, they brought worldwide condemnation upon Israel […]

18 12, 2016

Understanding Trump: ​​​​​​​Part 4 – One Of A Kind?

By |December 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
The three articles in this series suggested the following insights about Trump:

First, Trump, at heart, is a people person: the ultimate populist.

Second, Trump uses words like paint: captivating us with the colors, but we must remember that the picture he […]

14 12, 2016

Root Source Prediction Update: Did God Press the Pause Button?

By |December 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

We made a promise in our book Israel FIRST! to continually watch to see what God is doing, and report back to you about our predictions. It continues to amaze us how many of you told us that was refreshing to hear!

Probably our most important prediction in the whole book was that the Blood […]

11 12, 2016

Understanding Trump: Part 3 – What Trump Wants

By |December 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
The first and second articles in this series suggested two main insights about Trump:

Trump, at heart, is a people person: the ultimate populist.
Trump uses words like paint: captivating us with the colors, but we must remember that the picture he […]

10 12, 2016

Model of Jerusalem at Israel Museum

By |December 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Root Source made brief stop at the Israel Museum to film the Model of Jerusalem in the second temple period, the Shrine of the Book where the dead sea scrolls are displayed, and a few other exhibits.

See the second temple, the city of David, Mount Zion, Herods Palace, Solomon’s Palace, and the two possible […]

7 12, 2016

Psalm 51 Revisited

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|5 Comments

A few posts ago, we shared an impromptu moment of a Christian and a Jew playing a song about Psalm 51 on the top of Mount Zion near the Tomb of David.

Leslie Howard has now provided us with a studio recording of the same piece of music and the lyrics down below.

We hope you […]

5 12, 2016

Musical Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee

By |December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Take a short musical boat ride on Lake Kinneret, which means Harp. The ride begins at the Northwest shore and ends in Tiberias.

This event was one part of a tour-day put on by Jerusalem Channel’s Feast of Tabernacles conference in October 2016.

4 12, 2016

Understanding Trump: Part 2 – Trump the Word Painter

By |December 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
Some decades ago in my high-tech career, I was on the staff of an industry veteran who was extremely careful, and I would add excruciatingly careful, with his spoken words. In business discussions, he would choose his words so slowly […]

3 12, 2016

The Magdala Synagogue

By |December 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Magdala is a town north of Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee.

This brief video gives a description of a Synagogue that was active in the second temple period and was discovered in 2009.  It was almost certainly visited by Jesus.

30 11, 2016

Jew and Christian – Play Psalm 51 – Impromptu

By |November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Leslie Howard of Ireland visited Jerusalem during the 2016 Sukkot holidays.

While at the top of Mount Zion he asks a Jewish musician to join him in his original song based on Psalm 51.

 

Video provided by Leslie Howard.

28 11, 2016

Tower of David – Excavations under Herod’s Palace

By |November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

In Part 5 and the Conclusion of our series on about the Tower of David, Root Source walks a few hundred yards south of the David Citadel, and travels down in elevation and in time.

Listens in as tour guide Shay Kedem takes us underneath Herod’s Palace for a look at what lies beneath.

28 11, 2016

Tower of David Museum – Exhibits

By |November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Root Source continues with Part 4 of its series on the Tower of David Museum.

Bob O’Dell took photographs of a few of the exhibits and explains some of the museum displays in his narration.

27 11, 2016

Understanding Trump: Part 1: How He Sees the World

By |November 27th, 2016|Current Events|2 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
In this article we begin to take on the challenge of trying to understand the man who will soon be leader of the free world, a man who has defied understanding for so many.
Who is this man?
What is his vision […]

27 11, 2016

Which Books of the Bible are Considered the Prophets?

By |November 27th, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|0 Comments

This week, we feature a question that Bob O’Dell posed (partnership has its privileges:-) He was asking about the contents of the Haftarah of last week’s portion, Chayei Sarah:
Why does the Prophets portions have passages outside of the Prophets?

I could understand last week with Elisha (II Kings 4:1 – 4:37, that recounts stories of […]

27 11, 2016

Toldot – December 3 – 3 Kislev

By |November 27th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Toledot (The Life and Times of), Genesis 25:19 – 28:9, is the only portion that focuses on the middle patriarch, Isaac, but even still opens and closes with stories about his son Jacob. In between, the stories about Isaac mostly mirror some stories about Abraham his father.

The two best known […]

20 11, 2016

America, Trump and the Two Golden Calves: From Breaking Israel News

By |November 20th, 2016|In The News|6 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
Did the recent Trump victory cause you (a) to cry, (b) to celebrate, or (c) to scratch your head and wonder how this is all going to turn out?

Evangelical Christians are divided these days about how much good will be […]

20 11, 2016

Ken Spiro is our Hero!

By |November 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

One of the Internet and Social Media’s worst anti-Israel activist is Norman Finkelstein. If you haven’t heard of him, that’s not too surprising, as you probably don’t travel in his circles.

Our popular Jewish History teacher, Rabbi Ken Spiro, not only dared to debate this despicable person (a phrase I do not use often, but […]

20 11, 2016

Chayei Sarah – November 26 – 25 Heshvan

By |November 20th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

 

This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah), Genesis 23:1 – 25:18, opens with the death of Sarah and her widower Abraham’s mourning for her and especially purchase of the Double Cave (Me’arat Hamachpela) in Hebron in order to bury her. This purchase is recognized as the first acquisition in the […]

18 11, 2016

Meet the Curator of the Tower of David Museum

By |November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Root Source continues  with Part 3 of its series on the Tower of David Museum.

Eilat Lieber is the Director and Chief Curator of the Tower of David Museum. In this brief video she tells about herself and the plans for the museum.

18 11, 2016

West Jerusalem Viewed from the David Citadel

By |November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Root Source presents Part 2 of a special tour of the Tower of David Museum given by its Director and Chief Curator, Eilat Lieber.

This brief video looks at West Jerusalem landmarks, and among other things, tells the tragic story of the 1947 bombing at the King David Hotel.

11 11, 2016

From Breaking Israel News: The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee – Finally Found?

By |November 11th, 2016|In The News|2 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob and Gidon!
In previous articles we have looked at the Jubilee year from both Jewish and Christian perspectives to examine whether God might be restoring to the world, an identification of the Jubilee calendar as described in Leviticus Chapter 25.

This article […]

11 11, 2016

Gidon Discusses the USA Elections

By |November 11th, 2016|Current Events, Israel|2 Comments

CEO of Root Source Gidon Ariel shares his ideas about the recent USA elections.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enthusiastically congratulated Donald Trump after his upset win. As a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, what are the biggest changes that Netanyahu is hoping to get from Donald Trump relative to Barack Obama?
How is the “left” in […]

11 11, 2016

Vayera – November 19 – 18 Heshvan

By |November 11th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayera, Genesis 18:1 – 22:24, continues the stories of Abraham, starting with his visit from angels who tell him that God will bless him and his wife Sarah with a son, then describe the destruction of Sodom and Gemorah, and conclude with the important story of Isaac’s Binding (Sacrifice). […]

11 11, 2016

Viewing Jerusalem from the Tower of David

By |November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We had the chance to tour portions of the Tower of David Museum just inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.

This first video takes us all the way to the top of the tower, to see one of the most beautiful views in all of Jerusalem, to get a special introduction […]

6 11, 2016

Avinu Shebashamayim: Our Father in Heaven

By |November 6th, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|12 Comments

Abigail asked a question about the best known phrase in a well known Christian prayer, and its relationship with Jewish sources.
Shalom!
I understand that the Jewish people, in at least one of their prayers, refer to Hashem as “Avinu Shebashamayim” (our Father in Heaven).
I am wondering when/how that started. Are there verses in the Tanakh […]

5 11, 2016

Lech Lecha – November 12 – 11 Heshvan

By |November 5th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|3 Comments

 

This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1 – 17:27, introduces Abraham, promises blessing to non-Jews who support Israel (Gen.. 12:3) and tells the world that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews (Gen 12:7 etc etc).. The Haftara Prophets reading, Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16, includes Isaiah 40: 31:
Those who hope in […]

4 11, 2016

Sukkot Surprises – by Gidon Ariel

By |November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gidon speaks about the UNESCO Surprise regarding the statement that disavows the historical connection between the Temple Mount and the Jewish people.

He also brings out two surprises of his own for two friends in attendance.

 

4 11, 2016

Sukkot Visitors – by Gidon Ariel

By |November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gidon speaks at the Jerusalem Channel 2016 Movable Feast of Tabernacles conference. His topic is the Seven Visitors of Sukkot.

3 11, 2016

Avi Lipkin’s New Political Party – Latest Update

By |November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Here is the latest from Avi on his Judeo Christian Bible Bloc Party given in Jerusalem on October 19th, 2016.

2 11, 2016

Root Source interviews – Miki Zohar – Israeli MK

By |November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Miki Zohar is one of the new wave of Likud members voted into office in the last elections.

Miki is self-described as “not politically correct, for better or worse, but I can’t change who I am.” As an example of that he has proposed a law that requires non-essential businesses to close for Shabbat.

Root Source […]

30 10, 2016

Redemption: Agony, Surprise, and First Wave

By |October 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Bob and Gidon both spoke recently at the Jerusalem Channel Feast of Tabernacles conference during the week of Sukkot.

In this talk, Bob shares a personal story of tragedy as an example of God’s faithfulness and persistence in desiring redemption of everything possible.

He also gives a few predictions of what he believes is in store […]

28 10, 2016

Terror Strikes Close: Anti Semitic Arson Attack on Gidon’s Synagogue

By |October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Longtime followers of Root Source and other friends of mine know that while Root Source is my main activity, I am active in many other things, including living in a Jewish community (settlement) in Judea and Samaria.

With some of my neighbors, I pray weekly in a synagogue that serves as a memorial for two […]

28 10, 2016

The Future and Animal Sacrifices

By |October 28th, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|8 Comments

Our student Vicki asked this quick but far from simple question:
Hi Gidon,
Can you give us a brief account of the wisdom of the sages concerning the future of animal sacrifices in the Third Temple? What do you personally think?
Todah Rabah,
Vicki
First of all, I will say that Judaism in general is much more this-world focused […]

28 10, 2016

Noah – November 5 – 4 Heshvan

By |October 28th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|2 Comments

This week we read Noah (the “h” should be pronounced more gutturally, like you are clearing your throat), Genesis 6:9 – 11:32. The second portion of Genesis, we read mostly the story of the Flood, but also a bit of Noah’s life story; the population of the world with the 70 nations descended from Noah; […]

23 10, 2016

Jewish View on the Apocrypha

By |October 23rd, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|1 Comment

Our friend Cindy asked the following question:

Hello Gidon,

I realize you are busy with all the fall festivals, and hope you are greatly blessed during this holy time. I would love to be there in Jerusalem on Sukkot to celebrate with all of you.

My reason for contacting you is to ask a question. […]

20 10, 2016

Breshit – October 29 – 27 Tishrei

By |October 20th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|2 Comments

This week we read Breshit (In the beginning of), Genesis 1:1 – 6:8. This is a festive reading, as we are restarting the cycle of reading the entire Torah, some fifty-two portions, one week at a time.

This week’s Prophets reading is from Isaiah 42:5-43:10. The connection to the Breshit reading is its first verse, […]

14 10, 2016

Sukkot 2, Celebrating the Torah

By |October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Sukkot has so much about it, we needed to produce a second video lesson to cover everything!

In this lesson, Gidon Ariel, director of Root Source, talks about the biblical holy day of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, and some of the traditions associated with it, as well as the Simchat Torah celebration.

13 10, 2016

Shabbat of Sukkot Torah Reading – October 22 – 20 Tishrei

By |October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|5 Comments

On Holidays, the regular weekly Torah reading is preempted by the special Holiday reading.

The Sukkot reading for Shabbat is Exodus 33:12 – 34:26. The reason is, because that passage mentions the three pilgrimage festivals, including Sukkot. (The same reading exactly is read on Shabbat of Passover.)

The Prophets reading is Ezekiel 38:18 – 39:16, the prophecy of […]

10 10, 2016

Sukkot – The Feast of Tabernacles

By |October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Gidon produced an educational video lesson about the holiday of Sukkot. In this lesson, Gidon Ariel, director of Root Source, talks about the biblical holy day of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, and how it is observed in Israel today.

9 10, 2016

Haazinu – October 15 – 13 Tishrei

By |October 9th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|2 Comments

This week we read Ha’azinu (Listen!), Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52. As introduced in last week’s reading, Moses concludes his messages from God to the Israelites just before they enter the Land. As God warns over and over, the People will forget about their covenant with God and ultimately be exiled. But God will bring them […]

8 10, 2016

Jewish Calendar Guides National Prayer

By |October 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WND just published our newest blog that shows how the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot are aligned with the culmination of intensive prayer for Revival and Awakening in the United States:

Many Christians leaders around the nation have proclaimed October as a culminating period of prayer for our nation, both for the upcoming elections as well as […]

1 10, 2016

New Technology Allows Dead Sea Scroll to be Read

By |October 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Computer Scientists in Kentucky have joined together with the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at the Israel Antiquities Authority, to read for the first time, a previously unreadable Dead Sea scroll.

Even though the scroll was too damaged to be opened, new imaging software allows the Hebrew characters to be imaged from all the layers of […]

30 09, 2016

The Gideon 300

By |September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|16 Comments

Way back when we started Root Source, we felt like we were doing something important by bringing Jews and Christians together on the common “root source” of the shared beliefs of the Bible.

Who would be willing to try out this innovative idea, and even more so, who would remain? In those early conversations we […]

30 09, 2016

In Memoriam: Shimon Peres

By |September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today is Friday, and moments ago the funeral of Shimon Peres came to a close. Shimon Peres was one of Israel’s founding fathers, and Gidon Ariel was interviewed by Paul Calvert for his radio program about this giant–if controversial–Israeli and world statesman:

30 09, 2016

Yom Kippur – The Day of Atonement

By |September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Judaism has a whole bunch of holidays, most from the Bible going back thousands of years.

Yom Kippur, literally the Day of Atonement, is one of the most important holidays, but there is a lot about it that is not well known.

Gidon Ariel teaches about some of the basics of this important holiday.

Your comments and […]

30 09, 2016

Vayelech – October 8 – 6 Tishrei

By |September 30th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|3 Comments

This week we read Vayelech (And He Went), Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30. This is the weekly portion with the fewest verses, and is often combined with the previous week’s portion, Nitzavim. In the parashah, Moses tells the Israelites to be strong and courageous, as God and Joshua would soon lead them into the Promised Land. […]

28 09, 2016

Black Moons: Hype, Hits and Hyperbole

By |September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|7 Comments

The more things in the sky seem to change these days, the more they stay the same down here on earth.  The black moons of September 30th is a case in point, and to save you time, let us cut right to the chase.
The black moon on September 30th is a byproduct of our calendar. […]

25 09, 2016

Unetaneh Tokef – Let Us Now Relate The Power

By |September 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments

We have prepared a video lesson about Rosh Hashanah, including most of the main themes of the holiday.

I have just heard a famous rendition of one of the most famous of the Rosh Hashanah prayers, and I hope some of you might be able to taste a bit of the striking beauty and significance […]

22 09, 2016

Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year

By |September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Judaism has a whole bunch of holidays, most from the Bible going back thousands of years.

Rosh Hashanah, literally the head or beginning of the year, is one of the most important holidays, but there is a lot about it that is not well known.

Gidon Ariel teaches about some of the basics of this important […]

22 09, 2016

Nitzavim – October 1 – 28 Elul

By |September 22nd, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|1 Comment

This week we read Nitzavim (Standing), Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20, which mostly revisits Moses’ and God’s exhortation to the people to keep the commandments. This week, the week just before the holiday of Rosh Hashana, is especially fitting for this portion to be read, as it includes the “Passage of Teshuva,” return or repentance, which appear in chapter 30 […]

18 09, 2016

Ki Tavo – September 24 – 21 Elul

By |September 18th, 2016|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|7 Comments

Shalom!

This is the first post in a new category – Weekly Torah Readings.

We are not sure how this is going to develop, so we really want and need your feedback on it! Please leave your comments below.

Introduction:

Every week, the Jewish tradition call for a portion of the Torah – the Five Books of Moses […]

15 09, 2016

The Aaronic Blessing

By |September 15th, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|3 Comments

Abigail keeps sending in great questions!
Her latest:
Shalom, it is my understanding that the father (or oldest male?) in the house prays the Aaronic blessing over the family and others in the home on Erev Shabbat. Correct?
In the absence of an adult male, would the mother (oldest woman?) then pray it instead? Or is it […]

15 09, 2016

Special Video: Gidon Teaches the Aaronic Blessing

By |September 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

From time to time, we share a video lesson that is ordinarily only available to channel subscribers.
Here is your chance to have a taste of Gidon Ariel’s “Pray Like A Jew” channel.
We hope you like it – please leave your comments below!
And if your appetite is whetted, subscribe to the channel!

14 09, 2016

That Nagging Feeling of Coming Change

By |September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|12 Comments

I have talked to so many people recently that are in the middle of a feeling they cannot shake: that there is a new beginning just around the corner.

This feeling can be related to their job, their ministry, or even their marriage. From what I have been able to gather in studying the Jubilee year, this […]

14 09, 2016

Who is Yehuda Harel – Zionism Prize – Winner 3

By |September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yehuda Harel has been a long-time player in the story of the Golan Heights, and how it progressed from nothing more than a military buffer zone between Syria and Israel, to what is today a flowering and productive part of the nation.

It seems more than coincidence that the year the Yehuda wins the prize […]

14 09, 2016

Who is Caroline Glick – Zionism Prize – Winner 2

By |September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

You may not know her, but you know her work. Caroline Glick, no relation to Yehudah Glick, is a premier journalist and media advocate.

Root Source captured both the background presentation on her, and her acceptance speak at the 2016 Moskowitz Prize for Zionism celebration on June 6.

 

14 09, 2016

Who is Rabbi Benny Elon – Zionism Prize – Winner 1

By |September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Root Source recorded the background presentation on who is Rabbi Benny Elon, and why he was a 2016 winner of the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism.

Incidentally one of the areas in East Jerusalem that he helped beautify were the grounds where the Moskowitz awards took place.

 

13 09, 2016

Moskowitz 2016 Prize of Zionism – Sights and Sounds

By |September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Root Source captures the feeling of what it would be like to attend an authentic Zionism celebration in Israel.

This was the Moskowitz Prize of Zionism awards held just before Shavuot on June 6, 2016.

 

12 09, 2016

The West’s Challenges: A Modern-Ancient Solution

By |September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The West’s Challenges: A Modern-Ancient Solution

By Gidon Ariel

There are quite a few challenges facing the West—and by extension, the entire world—today, some only tangentially related:

Morality: Since the 1960s, and some would point to periods even preceding the twentieth century, the redefinition of morals and social mores have been pushing the envelope, and this […]

12 09, 2016

Foreigners and Sojourners

By |September 12th, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|9 Comments

Abigail keeps on asking great questions!
Here is her latest:
Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:23 refers to the Israelite people as being foreigners and sojourners…temporary residents of the land. That is the reason given for the mandate to include the right of redemption in any land purchase (which is actually a crop purchase since the land reverts back […]

4 09, 2016

The Number of Temples

By |September 4th, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|18 Comments

Abigail keeps on sending in questions! Here’s her latest (the answer is in between):
My husband, Dave, and I are confused about the number of temples, so far. We are looking at sites, but they are confusing. Shlomo’s is the first.
Right
Then a second temple is built during Zerubabel’s time?
Yes, Ezra and Nehemiah. The return of […]

4 09, 2016

Meet Bob in Virginia on September 10th

By |September 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Bob O’Dell will be speaking on the Jubilee, and its connection between the USA, United Kingdom, and Israel on September 10 at an event being sponsored by the Jerusalem Channel with longtime friends of Gidon and Bob: Peter and Christine Darg. The invitation to the event is below.

 

JERUSALEM JUBILEE YEAR PROPHETIC SUMMONS
10 September at the Founders Inn
It […]

3 09, 2016

Are We in a Jubilee Year – 2016? Part 3 – The World

By |September 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Are we in a Jubilee Year? What should a Jubilee year look like? What has happened in the World, and what should happen in a Biblical Jubilee Year?

In this presentation Bob O’Dell presents some of the findings covered in the new Root Source book entitled, Jubilee NOW!

Jubilee NOW! book

3 09, 2016

Are We in a Jubilee Year – 2016? Part 2 – Israel

By |September 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Are we in a Jubilee Year? What should a Jubilee year look like? What has happened in Israel, and what should happen in a Biblical Jubilee Year?

In this presentation Bob O’Dell presents some of the findings covered in the new Root Source book entitled, Jubilee NOW!

Jubilee NOW! book

3 09, 2016

Are We in a Jubilee Year – 2016? Part 1

By |September 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Are we in a Jubilee Year? What should a Jubilee year look like? What has happened, and what should happen in a Biblical Jubilee Year?

In this presentation Bob O’Dell presents some of the findings presented in the new Root Source book entitled, Jubilee NOW!  http://jubilee-now-book.com

27 08, 2016

Are You a “Burst Time” Person?

By |August 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|5 Comments

This article is meant to encourage a few of you, in a topic that is rarely discussed: your life as it relates to TIME.

While it is common to think of ourselves in terms of categories like “introverted” or “extroverted”, “thinking” or “feeling”, etc, many of us have never been validated for the way in which we relate […]

24 08, 2016

Sharren Haskel – Israeli Member of Knesset – Part 2

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In this concluding interview Sharren describes her work to improve the economics for both farmers and consumers by reforming the regional boards that control so much of the food production in Israel.

Gidon then asks her to talk about her view of the settlements in Judea and Samaria, and her bold perspective on what is […]

24 08, 2016

Sharren Haskel – Israeli Member of Knesset – Part 1

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Sharren Haskel is one of the newest members of the Knesset, serving in the Likud party.

In this Root Source interview you will hear her personal story of her life in Toronto, California, and Australia, as well as what drove her to return to Israel and ultimately enter politics.

This interview, we believe, captures her spark […]

21 08, 2016

Women in Israel

By |August 21st, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|3 Comments

Adassa asked:
can a single woman visit Israel?
Hi Adassa, thanks for asking!

I am not sure where you live, because Israel is really exactly like any other western country in this respect (as in most respects). There is no discrimination of any kind in Israel, for any reason, including gender and marital status. There are precautions […]

21 08, 2016

Ken Spiro explains Jewish attitudes towards Christians

By |August 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

In this special lesson on the “Jewish History, Jewish Future” channel, our teacher Rabbi Ken Spiro gets a little personal and a lot philosophical and explains something that is often like a closed book to Christians: What do Jews think about us?

Ken tries to answer the question of why many Christians are fascinated with […]

21 08, 2016

Meet Rabbi Ken Spiro, Jewish History Teacher Extraordinaire

By |August 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

We at Root Source are proud to host Rabbi Ken Spiro as our resident Jewish History teacher. Ken is arguably the most popular Hebrew teacher in the world(!), specializing in teaching Jewish History on the Internet for over a decade.

Here is a link to the trailer of Ken’s Root Source channel, “Jewish History, Jewish […]

16 08, 2016

Friends of Zion Museum – Root Source Interview

By |August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Root Source visits the Friends of Zion (FoZ) museum in Jerusalem.

This video interviews its director, Ilan Scolnik and we include a number of photos from inside the museum itself.

We were amazed at how wonderful is this place, in the heart of West Jerusalem near the Old City in a neighborhood founded all the way […]

16 08, 2016

From Breaking Israel News: Jubilee – the Year of the Lord’s Favor?

By |August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob and Gidon!
Earlier in this series, we examined the Ninth of Av (observed this year on Sunday, August 14, 2016), the quintessential day of tragedy for the Jewish people, and invited Christians to join Jews in prayer on this day. Today we […]

15 08, 2016

Israelite, Hebrew, and Jew

By |August 15th, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|5 Comments

Chris asked:
I’d like to better understand that evolution of the words Israelite, Hebrew, and Jew. My grandmother and I have spoken about our lack of understanding in the Old Testament how these names came about. Jacob and Israel is obvious, but where/when did the name Hebrew come about and/or why? Same with the name/title […]

8 08, 2016

An Invitation for Christians to Pray on Sunday August 14

By |August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Tisha Be’Av: Day of Calamity, Prayer for Redemption

By Allan Johnson

It’s time to do this. Time for all Gentile believers to join our hearts and hands with those of the people of Israel and of Jewish people throughout the world; joining with them in what they themselves have been doing for almost forever now – entering into […]

8 08, 2016

Ninth of Av: Two Additional Stories from Gidon

By |August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

In this video Gidon Ariel tells two additional stories that will help Christians understand the perceptions of the Ninth of Av by Jews.

He first explains the reference to Jerusalem being plowed like a field, and the story of Rabbi Akiva who laughed at the destruction of the temple. The second story is of Napoleon’s […]

8 08, 2016

Mystery of the Lost Jubilee: Part XXIV – The Ninth of Av

By |August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In part 23 of this series, we showed that the end of a year in God’s calendar is not an instantaneous event, like December 31st at midnight, but over a period of days that begins with Rosh HaShana, and ends with the blowing of the shofars on Yom Kippur.

In this article series we have […]

4 08, 2016

The Language of Jesus – Part 2 – Interview of Doug Hamp

By |August 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Did Jesus speak Aramaic or Hebrew as his language of teaching and interacting with other Jews?

In Part 2 of this interview, (see part 1 here), author Doug Hamp finishes making a compelling case from the Bible that Jesus taught and spoke Hebrew. Doug and Bob then turn their attention to the question of motivation.

Why […]

4 08, 2016

The Language of Jesus – Part 1 – Interview of Doug Hamp

By |August 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Did Jesus speak Aramaic or Hebrew as his language of teaching and interaction with Jews? The world says Aramaic. Netanyahu said Jesus spoke both. But Author Doug Hamp makes a compelling case directly from the Bible that Jesus spoke and taught in Hebrew.

Join as Bob O’Dell of Root Source interviews Doug Hamp, and you […]

1 08, 2016

Raise Your Hand

By |August 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

A short while ago, I discovered a beautiful music video that touched my heart.
It really connects you to the Jewish People, the People of God, and I think that is something that all of us here can agree upon!
Watch it here:

LYRICS:
Raise your hand if you were running out of Egypt
Raise your hand […]

1 08, 2016

ANNOUNCING: Jubilee NOW!

By |August 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are excited – thrilled! – to announce that we have published our SECOND BOOK!

Root Source Press, after its first Christian Prophecy bestseller Israel FIRST!, is now releasing

Jubilee NOW!

We are still working on the website www.Jubilee-NOW-Book.com, which will be similar to www.Israel-FIRST-book.com, but until then you can order the book directly from the following […]

1 08, 2016

When is Yom Kippur This Year?

By |August 1st, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|5 Comments

Linda wrote:
When is Yom Kippur in 2016? My calendar on the wall shows October 12. My pamphlet on Jewish Feasts shows October 12.

However, on the website: TorahCalendar.com shows September 10.

I had a similar problem this year with Passover being in April.

Where can I find a true Hebrew calendar like Israel uses?

Thanks for […]

1 08, 2016

Tisha Be’Av: Day of Calamity, Prayer for Redemption

By |August 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Sunday, August 14th, the Jewish People will observe Tisha Be’Av, the somber fast day of remembrance for many and all calamities and tragedies that befell the Jewish People.

Many Christian friends of Israel and the Jewish People are considering praying or fasting as a sign of fraternity and identification with the Jews on this […]

28 07, 2016

More from David’s Daughter’s Wedding

By |July 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

David Haivri’s daughter Hagar was married this year, and David has created two lessons on his channel related to this wedding.

Below is a second free excerpt from the second “wedding lesson” that he has included on his Root Source channel entitled: Israel and the Nations.

The lessons are narrated versions of the wedding, where he […]

24 07, 2016

Free Lesson from David Ha’Ivri!

By |July 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

David Haivri introduces himself, his family, and his village in a very personal way. He gives us a tour of his farm, about a 45 minute drive north of Jerusalem in Samaria. David’s farm is near Shechem, the exact place where Abraham first entered the land!

In this video not only do you see his […]

22 07, 2016

What is Root Source? An Interview with Paul Bernard

By |July 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Gidon recently gave an interview to Paul Bernard, a radio show host, about the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer and about Root Source.

For the Lag Baomer holiday interview, go here.

And here is the Root Source interview, we hope you enjoy it!

22 07, 2016

Who is a Jew?

By |July 22nd, 2016|Ask The Rabbi|8 Comments

Mary Beth read our last Ask The Rabbi column, which dealt with DNA testing, and had some comments which she posted on our Facebook page.

Here is our back-and-forth, as of this writing – it might expand!
Mary Beth wrote:
I find both fascinating and frustrating that someone with deep Jewish ancestry is not considered Jewish. I […]

21 07, 2016

David’s Daughter’s Just Got Married!

By |July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

David Haivri’s daughter Hagar was married this year.  Below is a free excerpt from a new lesson that he has included on his Root Source channel entitled: Israel and the Nations.

The lesson is a narrated version of the wedding, where he has overlaid his commentary on top of the festivities, explaining what is going […]