23 02, 2018

Ki Tisa – February 3 – 16 Adar

By |February 23rd, 2018|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Ki Tisa  Exodus 30:11 – 34:35, The people of Israel are told to each contribute exactly half a shekel of silver to the Sanctuary. Instructions are also given regarding the making of the Sanctuary’s water basin, anointing oil and incense. “Wise-hearted” artisans Betzalel and Aholiav are placed in […]

16 02, 2018

Interview: A Day in the Life of an Orthodox Jew – Part 2

By |February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gidon describes getting to Jerusalem, meeting Bob, eating and finding a place for afternoon prayers.

Part 2 of 5. (13:24)

16 02, 2018

Interview: A Day in the Life of an Orthodox Jew – Part 1

By |February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gidon Ariel answers every question Bob asked about what happened on January 7, 2018.   Part 1 covers wakeup, morning prayers, and how you plan to get to Jerusalem.

Part 1 of 5. (13:06)

16 02, 2018

RS Tours: City of David Highlights – Part 5 – Pool to Pinnacle

By |February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In our conclusion, Root Source Tours shows more highlights of the City of David.  From the Pool of Siloam, up a newly discovered Roman Road, to the top of park. Learn to see Jerusalem in a whole new way.

Part 5 of 5. (9:32)

Special thanks to the City of David National Park

Special thanks to AnaRina […]

16 02, 2018

RS Tours: City of David Highlights – Part 4 – The Real Tomb of David

By |February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Part 4 Root Source Tours shows more highlights of the City of David.  We take you to the Gihon Spring, the Canaanite Tunnel, and the most probable location of the burial place of David and the Kings of Judah.

Part 4 of 5. (4:47)

Special thanks to the City of David National Park

Special thanks to […]

16 02, 2018

RS Tours: City of David Highlights – Part 3 – Into the Belly of Jerusalem

By |February 16th, 2018|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

In Part 3 Root Source Tours shows more highlights of the City of David. After discussing Zechariah and Hezekiah, we take you into the belly of Jerusalem to show you Warren’s Shaft discovered in 1867.

Part 3 of 5. (5:11)

Special thanks to the City of David National Park

Special thanks to AnaRina Heymann and the Jerusalem […]

16 02, 2018

The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee: Part 30 – Solved!

By |February 16th, 2018|Theology|0 Comments

We now conclude our Jubilee series with our final article just posted on Breaking Israel News.

 

The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee: Part 30 – Solved!

16 02, 2018

Tetzaveh – February 24 – 9 Adar

By |February 16th, 2018|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20 – 30:10, God tells Moses to receive from the children of Israel pure olive oil to feed the “everlasting flame” of the menorah, which Aaron is to kindle each day, “from evening till morning.”

The priestly garments, to be worn by the kohanim (priests) while serving in […]

14 02, 2018

Interview: Lesley Richardson – She Came to Israel, and Then…

By |February 14th, 2018|Root Source Interviews, video|0 Comments

In Part 3, gifted author and Australian native, Lesley Ann Richardson tells Bob O’Dell her story of coming to Israel, living thru the Gulf War, of writing, and of meeting her future husband.

Part 3 of 6. (9:24)

13 02, 2018

Announcing a New Root Source Channel!

By |February 13th, 2018|video, Current Events|0 Comments

We are excited to announce a new Root Source Channel entitled Biblical Archaeology. This channel features Aaron Lipkin, son of Root Source favorite Avi Lipkin. This new channel already has 13 new videos that are immediately included with your Root Source membership!

Aaron has been called by God to educate the world about God’s truth […]

11 02, 2018

The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee will Conclude Next Week

By |February 11th, 2018|Theology|0 Comments

Breaking Israel News will be publishing our conclusion in the next week, and we will publish it in next week’s newsletter. In the mean time here is a diagram that will be expanded and explained in our conclusion!

11 02, 2018

RS Interview: Avi Lipkin – 5 – Israel’s Partners and Enemies

By |February 11th, 2018|Root Source Interviews, video|1 Comment

In Part 5 Avi talks about the latest between Israel and the nations surrounding them, both their partnerships and enemies, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and others.

Part 5 of 5. (13:52)

9 02, 2018

Terumah – February 17 – 2 Adar

By |February 9th, 2018|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Terumah Exodus 25:1 – 27:19, the people of Israel are called upon to contribute thirteen materials—gold, silver and copper; blue-, purple- and red-dyed wool; flax, goat hair, animal skins, wood, olive oil, spices and gems—out of which, God says to Moses, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, and […]

4 02, 2018

The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee: Part 29 – When Is For You

By |February 4th, 2018|Theology|0 Comments

That crazy title is not a typo, and we will explain it later. But first, listen up!

We are almost ready to solve the Mystery of the Lost Jubilee! You have been on a journey with us, as if we were all players in a grand mystery movie. We are at the point in […]

2 02, 2018

Mishpatim – February 10 – 25 Sh’vat

By |February 2nd, 2018|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Mishpatim Exodus 21:1 – 24:18, Following the revelation at Sinai, God legislates a series of laws for the people of Israel. These include the laws of the indentured servant; the penalties for murder, kidnapping, assault and theft; civil laws pertaining to redress of damages, the granting of loans and the […]

1 02, 2018

Links to Every Article: Mystery of the Lost Jubilee!

By |February 1st, 2018|Theology|1 Comment

Below are links to every article of the mystery series written by Bob O’Dell and Gidon Ariel.

Start reading from the top of this list, or go to the bottom, and find links in each article to the previous one.

The first 18 articles plus other material not included in this article series, may be found in […]

1 02, 2018

How to Get the Final 4 Segments of Avi’s Interview!

By |February 1st, 2018|Root Source Interviews, video|0 Comments

We have now finished publishing the first 5 segments of the very latest Avi Lipkin’s interview on EVERYTHING going on in 2018. If you missed any of them just click here:  part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5.

But, the full interview is 9 segments , not just 5.

In parts 6 thru 9, the […]

1 02, 2018

RS Interview: Avi Lipkin – 4 – Israel and Avi’s Newest Idea

By |February 1st, 2018|Root Source Interviews, video|3 Comments

In Part 4 Avi talks about the newest areas of growth and success in Israel, his newest idea for Jerusalem, the Messianic Age, and the latest on his political party.

Part 4 of 5. (19:28)

28 01, 2018

See a Red — Not Blue — Lunar Eclipse On Wednesday

By |January 28th, 2018|Current Events|4 Comments

On Wednesday January 31, 2018 the Western USA and Canada, the Pacific and much of Asia will see the first total lunar eclipse since 4th and final Blood Moon that occurred on September 28, 2015. Every time a string of four Blood Moons appears in the sky, it is perfectly normal for there to be […]

28 01, 2018

Mystery of the Lost Jubilee. Part XXVIII: A Lady in Waiting

By |January 28th, 2018|Theology|0 Comments

In the past twenty-seven articles and our book Jubilee Now, 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. The idea was basically that 1967 was such a […]

26 01, 2018

Yitro – February 3 – 18 Sh’vat

By |January 26th, 2018|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Yitro – February 3 – 18 Sh’vat

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Yitro Exodus 18:1 – 20:23, Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, hears of the great miracles which God performed for the people of Israel, and comes from Midian to the Israelite camp, bringing with him Moses’ wife and two sons. Jethro advises Moses to appoint a hierarchy of magistrates and judges to […]

26 01, 2018

RS Tours: City of David Highlights – Part 2 – Jeremiah, Palace, Walls

By |January 26th, 2018|Root Source Tours, video|Comments Off on RS Tours: City of David Highlights – Part 2 – Jeremiah, Palace, Walls

In Part 2 Root Source Tours shows more highlights of the City of David.  We look at Jeremiah’s pit, the palace of King David, and the walls of Jerusalem.

Part 2 of several. (6:28)


Special thanks to the City of David National Park

Special thanks to AnaRina Heymann and the Jerusalem Watch. Find out more about how […]

26 01, 2018

RS Interview: Avi Lipkin – 3 – Addressing Criticism of Trump

By |January 26th, 2018|Root Source Interviews, video|1 Comment

In Part 3 Avi addresses the points of criticism that have come against Trump for the way he positioned the Jerusalem declaration and the US Embassy move.

Part 3 of 5. (9:35)

19 01, 2018

Beshalach – January 27 – 11 Sh’vat

By |January 19th, 2018|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Beshalach – January 27 – 11 Sh’vat

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Bo Exodus 13:17 – 17:16, soon after allowing the children of Israel to depart from Egypt, Pharaoh chases after them to force their return, and the Israelites find themselves trapped between Pharaoh’s armies and the sea. God tells Moses to raise his staff over the water; the sea splits […]

17 01, 2018

A Jubilee Sum-it-up Article is Coming!

By |January 17th, 2018|Theology|Comments Off on A Jubilee Sum-it-up Article is Coming!

The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee:   Did We Ever Solve it?

Now that we have finished 2017, we need to keep our promise we made you in fall of 2015, to study, review and try to figure out whether a Jubilee is happening or not, and to write what we learn.

Are the Jubilees happening on a Calendar […]

17 01, 2018

RS Tours: City of David Guided Tour – Part 1

By |January 17th, 2018|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

Root Source Tours begins a news series that takes you to the City of David in Jerusalem for a special guided tour with AnaRina Heymann of the City of David Museum. This highlights tour will take you to places outside the reach of a typical tour.

In Part 1 as we overlook the City of […]

17 01, 2018

RS Interview: Avi Lipkin – 2 – The Islands and Coastlands

By |January 17th, 2018|Root Source Interviews, video|Comments Off on RS Interview: Avi Lipkin – 2 – The Islands and Coastlands

In Part 2 Avi and Bob talk about the fact that those nations that voted with the USA and Israel were either Islands or nations with coastlands. During a break in the winter storm in Israel a rainbow appears!

Part 2 of 5. (11:24)

12 01, 2018

Bo – January 20 – 04 Sh’vat

By |January 12th, 2018|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Bo – January 20 – 04 Sh’vat

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Bo Exodus 10:1 – 13:16, the last three of the Ten Plagues are visited on Egypt: a swarm of locusts devours all the crops and greenery; a thick, palpable darkness envelops the land; and all the firstborn of Egypt are killed at the stroke of midnight of the 15th […]

10 01, 2018

Gidon Ariel is in Texas Right Now!

By |January 10th, 2018|Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon Ariel is in Texas Right Now!

Gidon is in the Dallas area through Tuesday January 16 and has multiple meetings there.

We don’t have prior permission to publish his meeting dates and locations, so we cannot write it on this blog. Gidon can be reached at:  gidon@root-source.com    during that trip.

Gidon then goes to the San Antonio on January 18th:

Thursday […]

10 01, 2018

RS Interview: Avi Lipkin – 1 – Update in 2018

By |January 10th, 2018|Root Source Interviews, video|3 Comments

We are beginning a new Root Source Interview Series featuring Avi Lipkin over the next few weeks for our Root Source newsletter subscribers.

Root Source members will be getting even more in-depth content when they login to Root Source and go to Avi Lipkin’s channel.

In Part 1 Avi gives his initial reaction to the Trump […]

8 01, 2018

Read: 25 Reasons to Join us in Israel this April – by Bob O’Dell

By |January 8th, 2018|Current Events|Comments Off on Read: 25 Reasons to Join us in Israel this April – by Bob O’Dell

For those of you who have already signed up for our Root Source Israel trip, I look forward to meeting you! For those who have not, I want to give you 25 reasons to get moving and secure your spot without any more delay. Why 25? Read to the end!

Don’t miss out. Israel is […]

7 01, 2018

RS Tours: Historic Synagogue – 3 – Reminders, Q&A, Encouragement

By |January 7th, 2018|Root Source Tours, video|Comments Off on RS Tours: Historic Synagogue – 3 – Reminders, Q&A, Encouragement

Root Source Tours shows you the Bnai Abraham Brenham Historic Synagogue through the eyes of its Israel-trained Rabbi in Austin Texas.

Part 3 of 3. (9:12)

7 01, 2018

RS Tours: Historic Synagogue – 2 – Going Inside

By |January 7th, 2018|Root Source Tours, video|Comments Off on RS Tours: Historic Synagogue – 2 – Going Inside

Root Source Tours shows you the Bnai Abraham Brenham Historic Synagogue through the eyes of its Israel-trained Rabbi in Austin Texas.

Part 2 of 3. (12:09)

5 01, 2018

Vaera – January 13 – 26 Tevet

By |January 5th, 2018|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|1 Comment

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vaera Exodus 6:2 – 9:35, God reveals Himself to Moses. Employing the “four expressions of redemption,” He promises to take out the Children of Israel from Egypt, deliver them from their enslavement, redeem them, and acquire them as His own chosen people at Mount Sinai; He will then bring […]

1 01, 2018

Condolences to Rabbi Yehuda Glick

By |January 1st, 2018|In The News, Current Events|95 Comments

With a heavy heart we share the sad news of the passing of our beloved teacher MK Rabbi Yehuda Glick’s dear wife Yaffi.
Yaffi was Rabbi Yehuda’s faithful wife stood by his side during his activist years regarding the Temple Mount, and when he survived an assassin’s bullets in 2014. It was his turn to […]

31 12, 2017

Guest Blog: YOU!

By |December 31st, 2017|Current Events|2 Comments

A Message from Gidon and Bob:

]The act of expressing yourself can be challenging and difficult, but it can be rewarding as well.

The last two weeks we have featured blog posts from two regular readers at Root Source: Sharon L. Hogeda and Dennis Northington.

We want to encourage more readers to submit ideas to us as […]

31 12, 2017

RS Tours: Historic Synagogue – 1 – Meet Rabbi Millner

By |December 31st, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|1 Comment

Root Source Tours shows you the Bnai Abraham Brenham Historic Synagogue through the eyes of its Israel-trained Rabbi in Austin Texas.

Part 1 of 3. (7:53)

29 12, 2017

Shemot – January 9 – 19 Tevet

By |December 29th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Shemot – January 9 – 19 Tevet

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Shemot Exodus 1:1–6:1, 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 babies into the […]

23 12, 2017

Guest Blog: A Taste of Heaven on Earth

By |December 23rd, 2017|Theology|3 Comments

We heard a story from Root Source friend Dennis Northington about his interaction with a homeless person during Hanukkah and asked him to write it up for us. Enjoy!

 
I love the burgers and fries at a food trailer in downtown Austin, Texas called Downtown Burgers. They are the best.

Eating there tastes like heaven on […]

23 12, 2017

Interview: Lesley Richardson – Her House and Family

By |December 23rd, 2017|Root Source Interviews, video|1 Comment

In another delightful interview, gifted author and Jerusalem resident Lesley Richardson tells Root Source about the famous family she married into — Don and Dave Richardson — and about her neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Part 2 of 6. (6:37)

22 12, 2017

Vayechi – December 30 – 12 Tevet

By |December 22nd, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Vayechi – December 30 – 12 Tevet

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayechi Genesis 47:28 – 50:26, Jacob lives the final 17 years of his life in Egypt. Before his passing, he asks Joseph to take an oath that he will bury him in the Holy Land. He blesses Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, elevating them to the status of […]

15 12, 2017

Guest Blog: D.C. David’s Capital

By |December 15th, 2017|Theology|1 Comment

The following piece was sent to us by Sharon L. Hogeda, regarding the recent declaration on Jerusalem by President Trump, and we asked her permission to publish it.

“D.C. David’s Capital”

Pres. Trump recognizes reality, courageously declares Jerusalem Israel’s capital 12/06/2017. Trump declares “new approach to conflict between Israel and Palestinians.” That takes guts!

“We have enemies? […]

15 12, 2017

Vayigash – December 23 – 5 Tevet

By |December 15th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Vayigash – December 23 – 5 Tevet

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayigash Genesis 44:18 – 47:27, Judah approaches Joseph to plead for the release of Benjamin, offering himself as a slave to the Egyptian ruler in Benjamin’s stead. Upon witnessing his brothers’ loyalty to one another, Joseph reveals his identity to them. “I am Joseph,” he declares. “Is my father still […]

15 12, 2017

Hi, My Name is Cornelius, the First Gentile Believer!

By |December 15th, 2017|video, Theology|1 Comment

Bob O’Dell retells the story of the first Gentile Christian, Cornelius. While this talk is consistent with the text of Acts, Bob reasons from the text to fill in a few of the details to bring the story alive.

Then Bob reveals his own opinions about the story, and what we can learn from it […]

11 12, 2017

Gidon Ariel is coming to the USA! January 2018

By |December 11th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon Ariel is coming to the USA! January 2018

Hi!

We’re excited to share that Gidon is coming to the USA next month!
He will be visiting his family in New York from Thursday through Saturday, January 11-13;
then he will be in Texas, in the Austin/San Antonio/Dallas area, from Sunday through Sunday, January 14-21;
and finish up in south Florida, based in Boca Raton, from Monday […]

11 12, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Response to US President Donald Trump’s Statement

By |December 11th, 2017|video, In The News, Current Events, Israel|Comments Off on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Response to US President Donald Trump’s Statement

Watch Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Response to US President Donald Trump’s Statement.

10 12, 2017

Gidon Reacts to Trump Declaration about Jerusalem

By |December 10th, 2017|video, Current Events|5 Comments

This is a special broadcast of Root Source where Bob interviews Gidon Ariel about the December 6 announcement in which Trump declared Jerusalem the Capital of Israel, and initiates plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

8 12, 2017

Miketz – December 16 – 28 Kislev

By |December 8th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Miketz – December 16 – 28 Kislev

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Miketz Genesis 41:1 – 44:17, Joseph’s imprisonment finally ends when Pharaoh dreams of seven fat cows that are swallowed up by seven lean cows, and of seven fat ears of grain swallowed by seven lean ears. Joseph interprets the dreams to mean that seven years of plenty will be […]

4 12, 2017

Saving Touch for Marriage

By |December 4th, 2017|video, Israel|Comments Off on Saving Touch for Marriage

 

We are happy to share with you a story of how a young Orthodox Jewish couple unite their souls in the holy mitzvah of marriage before they’ve even held hands.

In the Jewish Orthodox faith, men and women reserve physical touch until after the wedding ceremony. In this episode of World Wide Wed, we meet Hadassa […]

2 12, 2017

Interview: Jay Rubin – The Synagogue Move that Changed Us All

By |December 2nd, 2017|Root Source Interviews, video|3 Comments

“Nothing like this had ever been done before,” says Jay Rubin who got a phone call that changed not only his life, but the future of orthodox Jewish life in Austin, Texas. Nobody had every attempted to move a historic synagogue 90 miles and begin its legacy all over again.

Root Source tells a story […]

2 12, 2017

Interview: Lesley Richardson – Bible Gems from Jerusalem

By |December 2nd, 2017|Root Source Interviews, video|6 Comments

Lesley Richardson, author and long-time Jerusalem resident, tells Root Source about the Feasts of Israel and her new book called Bible Gems from Jerusalem.

This first video is an overview of the whole project. Other videos delve into more detail in her life, family and chapters of the book.

Part 1 of 6. (6:50)

1 12, 2017

Vayeshev – December 9 – 21 Kislev

By |December 1st, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|2 Comments

 

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayeshev Genesis 37:1 – 40:23, Jacob settles in Hebron with his twelve sons. His favorite is seventeen-year-old Joseph, whose brothers are jealous of the preferential treatment he receives from his father, such as a precious many-colored coat that Jacob makes for Joseph. Joseph relates to his brothers two of […]

24 11, 2017

Vayishlach – December 2 – 14 Kislev

By |November 24th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Vayishlach – December 2 – 14 Kislev

 

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayishlach Genesis 32:4 – 36:43, Jacob returns to the Holy Land after a 20-year stay in Charan, and sends angel-emissaries to Esau in hope of a reconciliation, but his messengers report that his brother is on the warpath with 400 armed men. Jacob prepares for war, prays, and sends […]

21 11, 2017

Root Source Israel Tour April 2018 – “Seventy Years to Israel’s Rebirth”

By |November 21st, 2017|video, Israel|13 Comments

click here to register!

Download the PDF Brochure Here!

PLEASE NOTE: Prices in the PDF Brochure are not up to date; please see root-source.com/Israel-2018 for latest, final prices.

Imagine finally visiting the Holy Land, a lifelong dream so many never realize.

Now imaging going at a time that brings prophetic history and the modern state of Israel […]

21 11, 2017

Interview: Gideon Saar – Likud Party Rising Star

By |November 21st, 2017|Root Source Interviews, video|2 Comments

Gidon Ariel and Bob O’Dell speak with Gideon Sa’ar about the pro-Israel Christian movement and get Gideon’s perspective. (12:21)

21 11, 2017

Interview: Eliyahu Berkowitz – Dolphins on the Moon

By |November 21st, 2017|Root Source Interviews, video|Comments Off on Interview: Eliyahu Berkowitz – Dolphins on the Moon

Root Source catches up with Breaking Israel News writer Eliyahu Berkowitz about his new collection of short stories: Dolphins on the Moon. (4:19)

It can be purchased on http://amazon.com and http://adameliyahuberkowitz.com

17 11, 2017

Vayeitzei – November 25 – 7 Cheshvan

By |November 17th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Vayeitzei – November 25 – 7 Cheshvan

 

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayeitzei Genesis 28:10 – 32:3, Jacob leaves his hometown of Beersheba and journeys to Charan. On the way, he encounters “the place” and sleeps there, dreaming of a ladder connecting heaven and earth, with angels climbing and descending on it; G‑d appears and promises that the land upon which he […]

17 11, 2017

Bob Speaks About Replacement Theology and Balfour Declaration

By |November 17th, 2017|video, Current Events, Theology|2 Comments

Bob O’Dell’s comments at a joint event on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration put on by Bridges for Peace and Israel 365. Gidon is asked about replacement theology. Bob shares his experience in how to talk to people about replacement theology, and then talks about what to be looking for in the […]

17 11, 2017

Gidon Speaks out on Replacement Theology

By |November 17th, 2017|video, Current Events, Theology|6 Comments

Gidon Ariel’s comments at a joint event on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration put on by Bridges for Peace and Israel 365. Gidon is asked about replacement theology.

Sorry about the video quality on this video. We didn’t even know we were being recorded on an iPad but Israel 365 was kind enough […]

16 11, 2017

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – New Membership Model for Root Source

By |November 16th, 2017|Current Events|2 Comments

(2:17)

Dear Friends,   

We at Root Source are working full time to provide the best possible access to authentic Jewish wisdom taught by loving Israeli teachers for Christians worldwide.

We are excited to announce a major redesign of our site that will make your access to Root Source channels and lessons much easier, faster, cheaper […]

12 11, 2017

What is the role of Yeshua in Jews mission to lead people / the world back to God?

By |November 12th, 2017|Ask The Rabbi|4 Comments

 

Rev. Dr. John Tierno asked:
Rabbi, my wife and I have greatly enjoyed your teachings… thank you. As a gentile believer and ordained minister, something jumped out at me as I listened to lesson 9. You stated a few times that the Jews mission is to lead people/the world back to God. What I didn’t […]

11 11, 2017

Gidon Ariel of Root Source was quoted in BIN article.

By |November 11th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon Ariel of Root Source was quoted in BIN article.

Gidon Ariel, founder and CEO of Root Source was quoted in an article from Breaking Israel News entitled ” Balfour Declaration Was “Biblically-Based Miracle” Bringing Christians and Jews Together”
Gidon Ariel, founder and CEO of Root Source, an organization that enables and encourages dialogue and relationships between Christians and Jews, gave a unique perspective on […]

11 11, 2017

Solar Eclipse and the Joshua Miracle? Don’t Take the Bait!

By |November 11th, 2017|video, Theology|3 Comments

For those who consider that the Bible is an accurate representation of history, or entirely from God, the widely published idea that a solar eclipse could corroborate those events seems like good news for sure. Not so fast, please.

Yes, at one level, I suppose that if someone had decided that the Exodus was just a […]

11 11, 2017

Interview: New Zealander Rider at Beersheva – Part 2

By |November 11th, 2017|Root Source Interviews, video|2 Comments

Don Moore talks about the little bible that changed his life, and what it means to work on behalf of Israel 100 years after his grandfather’s rode in the 1917 Battle of Beersheva.

Filmed at the Leonardo Hotel in downtown Beersheva on Oct 30, 2017. Part 2 of 2. (10:08)

10 11, 2017

Toldot – November 18 – 29 Cheshvan

By |November 10th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|Comments Off on Toldot – November 18 – 29 Cheshvan

 

 

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Toldot Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 , Isaac and Rebecca endure twenty childless years, until their prayers are answered and Rebecca conceives. She experiences a difficult pregnancy as the “children struggle inside her”; God tells her that “there are two nations in your womb,” and that the younger will prevail over […]

9 11, 2017

RS News: How One Pro-Israel Christian UK Student Changed His School

By |November 9th, 2017|video, In The News|Comments Off on RS News: How One Pro-Israel Christian UK Student Changed His School

Story of how one lone college student got apartheid week canceled at his university, and the videos that went viral.

This story was told to a room full of Israeli Jews on the Centennial of the Balfour Declaration in Jerusalem on November 2, 2017.  (5:59)

9 11, 2017

Interview: New Zealander Rider at Beersheva – Part 1

By |November 9th, 2017|Root Source Interviews, video|2 Comments

Root Source introduces you to Don Moore who retraced his grandfather’s footsteps by riding in the 2017 Centennial of the Battle of Beersheva. Part 1 of 2.  (12:05)

9 11, 2017

RS News – Lord Balfour – Why did he do it?

By |November 9th, 2017|video, In The News|Comments Off on RS News – Lord Balfour – Why did he do it?

Root Source News brings you a short clip from Lord Leslie Turnberg, author of Beyond the Balfour Declaration, refuting the most commonly taught reasons about why Lord Balfour agreed to champion his declaration.

This was recorded on November 2, 2017 on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, from the Chaim Weizmann Hall in Jerusalem. […]

5 11, 2017

RS News: Bibi and Malcolmb Turnbull on Beersheva Anniversary

By |November 5th, 2017|video, In The News|7 Comments

Prime Minister Netanyahu makes heartfelt comments while Prime Minister Malcomb Turbull of Australia shares surprisingly good stories and inside information on the famous charge of the Australian Light Horse Brigade on October 31, 1917 in Beersheba in the Battle of Beersheva.  (21:16)

5 11, 2017

In big anniversary year for Israel, Christian Zionists see signs of the Messiah

By |November 5th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on In big anniversary year for Israel, Christian Zionists see signs of the Messiah

JTA – Fifty years since the Six-Day War, 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 150 years since Mark Twain first visited Palestine.

This has been a year of big Israel-related anniversaries. To the Jewish state’s most diehard Christian supporters, the barrage of milestones is not mere coincidence but rather a harbinger of prophecies being fulfilled.

Continue […]

5 11, 2017

RS News: New Zealand and Australian Horses at Beersheva

By |November 5th, 2017|In The News|2 Comments

Root Source News takes you to Tel Sheva, the site of ancient Be’er Sheva as well as the site of a key part of the Battle of Beersheva where New Zealanders took the key hill that made the Australian Light Horse Charge possible. (7:24)

5 11, 2017

RS News: Balfour Declaration – 100 Years – Jerusalem

By |November 5th, 2017|In The News|4 Comments

Root Source News takes you to a historic event put on by Stand With Us on November 2, 2017 on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration issued from the UK.  (5:49)

3 11, 2017

Chayei Sara – November 11 – 22 Cheshvan

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In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Chayei Sara Genesis 23:1–25:18, Sarah dies at age 127 and is buried in the Machpelah Cave in Hebron, which Abraham purchases from Ephron the Hittite for four hundred shekels of silver.

Abraham’s servant Eliezer is sent, laden with gifts, to Charan, to find a wife for Isaac. At the village well, […]

1 11, 2017

The Reformation and Israel: Some Unfinished Business

By |November 1st, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on The Reformation and Israel: Some Unfinished Business

We are happy to share with you an article from our friends at ICEJ!

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29 10, 2017

RS Tours: Understanding the Battle of Be’er Sheva

By |October 29th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|1 Comment

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of Be’er Sheva that was the key victory that took the Holy Land out of the hands of the Ottoman Turks, after 400 years of continuous rule.

Be’er Sheva was their stronghold and the key to Palestine. A surprise attack by the British and ANZAC forces combined to […]

29 10, 2017

Reflections on Balfour 100 from Rabbi Sacks

By |October 29th, 2017|video|Comments Off on Reflections on Balfour 100 from Rabbi Sacks

We are happy to share with you the “Reflections on Balfour 100 from Rabbi Sacks”.

29 10, 2017

From Breaking Israel News: The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee: Part XXVII – Was 5777 a Jubilee Year?

By |October 29th, 2017|In The News|Comments Off on From Breaking Israel News: The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee: Part XXVII – Was 5777 a Jubilee Year?

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob and Gidon!In the past twenty-six articles and our book Jubilee Now, 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 […]

27 10, 2017

Vayera – November 4 – 15 Cheshvan

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In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayera Genesis 18:1 – 22:24, God reveals Himself to Abraham three days after the first Jew’s circumcision at age ninety-nine; but Abraham rushes off to prepare a meal for three guests who appear in the desert heat. One of the three—who are angels disguised as men—announces that, in exactly one […]

23 10, 2017

Revisiting the Antisemitism of Martin Luther at 500th Anniversary

By |October 23rd, 2017|Current Events|3 Comments

While much positive celebration will occur on or about October 31, 2017 in connection with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we feel it is appropriate to revisit a video we published over a year ago regarding the Antisemitism of Martin Luther, whose effects continue even today in more than 50 church building […]

23 10, 2017

Hype or Hope: Is the Protestant Reformation Linked to Israel?

By |October 23rd, 2017|Theology|3 Comments

In one week, Christians will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation that was led by Martin Luther.

In that same week, Israel and the Nations will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheva and the surprise charge by the Australians that won it.

Later that same week we will celebrate the British […]

21 10, 2017

The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee: Part XXVII – Was 5777 a Jubilee?

By |October 21st, 2017|Prediction Updates, In The News|3 Comments

In the past twenty-six articles and our book Jubilee Now, 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. The idea was basically that 1967 was such a pivotal year that we […]

20 10, 2017

Lech-Lecha – October 28 – 8 Cheshvan

By |October 20th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|4 Comments

 

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1 – 17:27, God speaks to Abram, commanding him, “Go from your land, from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.” There, God says, he will be made into a great nation. Abram and his wife, Sarai, accompanied by […]

17 10, 2017

Ten From The Nations Book Launch Video

By |October 17th, 2017|Current Events|3 Comments

We are excited to share with you a video of the official Ten From The Nations book launch in Jerusalem.

Gidon Ariel of Root Source was a contributor to the book, and his talk concluded the evening. The whole video is excellent, Gidon’s talk starts at 1:02:26.

If you weren’t able to be there, We hope […]

15 10, 2017

Gidon Ariel Speaks at Feast of Tabernacles Sukkot Event in Jerusalem

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Last week was the festival of Sukkot, and Gidon was invited to be the keynote speaker at Christine Darg’s event on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

We hope that we will be able to find a complete recording of his talk, but for now we got this bit of the introduction.

We hope you like […]

13 10, 2017

Noach – October 21 – 1 Cheshvan

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In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Noach Genesis 6:9 – 11:32, God instructs Noah—the only righteous man in a world consumed by violence and corruption—to build a large wooden teivah (“ark”), coated within and without with pitch. A great deluge, says God, will wipe out all life from the face of the earth; but the ark […]

8 10, 2017

Bereshit from the book “The Light from Zion”

By |October 8th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|3 Comments

Bereshit is the first weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. The parashah consists of Genesis 1:1–6:8.

This year, Root Source published a groundbreaking book, The Light From Zion, in which expert Jewish teachers share the timeless divine wisdom of the Torah with interested Christians (!) We only have a few copies […]

6 10, 2017

Bereishit – October 14 – 24 Tishrei

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In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Bereishit Genesis 1:1 – 6:8, God creates the world in six days. On the first day He makes darkness and light. On the second day He forms the heavens, dividing the “upper waters” from the “lower waters.” On the third day He sets the boundaries of land and sea, and […]

4 10, 2017

RS Tours: Golan 9 – Temple of Pan & Redemption

By |October 4th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

Root Source concludes its 9-part series on the Golan by taking you to the Temple of Pan, the Pan Grotto, and explains the supreme importance of this site.

We also conclude the tour.

Part 9 of 9.

 

Direct YouTube links to other videos in this series you may have missed:

See part 1 here: https://youtu.be/bnhSheFwChg
See part 2 here: […]

4 10, 2017

RS Tours: Golan 8 – Mount Hermon – Site of Transfiguration?

By |October 4th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|6 Comments

Root Source takes you to the base of Mount Hermon and we listen in on Yair Mazur speak about it being a viable candidate for the Mount of Transfiguration.  Can you guess what problem the “Mount Hermon location” solves?  Hint: it brings the New Testament into full agreement with words recorded in the Torah by […]

29 09, 2017

RS Tours: The Druze and Mount Hermon

By |September 29th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|1 Comment

Root Source Tours takes you into Druze towns along the Israeli-Syrian border and explains why there is a spring at the base of Mount Hermon.

Part 7 of 9.   6 minutes.

26 09, 2017

Tommy Waller to Fellow Christians: “Stop Stealing Jewish Identity” Watch Now

By |September 26th, 2017|video, Theology|4 Comments

We are happy to share this heartfelt confession from our good friend Tommy Waller at Hayovel.

What do you think of it? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.

Click here to see the original Hayovel blogpost.

 

24 09, 2017

Pictures of the Revelation 12 – September 23rd Event!

By |September 24th, 2017|Current Events, Theology|3 Comments

The following is a series of four pictures that shows what the recent September 23rd event actually looked like in the twilight sky.

NOTE:  For more information about what this event was all about, look at our previous blog post here.

Jupiter left the box, or “womb” of Virgo on September 8th.  Here below is a picture of […]

24 09, 2017

Day #28, 29 & 30 of a 30 day series of Torah thoughts by Rabbi Elan Adler.

By |September 24th, 2017|Israel, Theology|3 Comments

Root Source teacher Rabbi Adler has started a 30 day series of Torah thoughts.

Monday, September 18, 30 days/30 reflections toward Rosh Hashanah,
Day 28
During my 25 years in the American rabbinate I bristled when I was asked to supply the Hebrew date on a monument for the cemetery. I’d be shown the rest of the wording on […]

23 09, 2017

RS Tours: Mount Bental and UN Observers

By |September 23rd, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|5 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you up onto Mount Bental in the Golan and tells you what some Israeli’s say privately about the UN Observers stationed along the Israeli-Syrian border.

In addition, if you don’t at least laugh a little bit at the end of this segment, Bob says you must not know English!

Part 6 of several.

 

22 09, 2017

Why do you quote and teach from the new testament?

By |September 22nd, 2017|Ask The Rabbi|11 Comments

 
Raja wrote:
In your messages, you teach from old testament teaching and new testament teaching. New testament teaching is Jesus the Messiah.  But you don’t believe it.  Christians take up the cross and walk behind Jesus. But you don’t. Then why do you quote and teach from the New Testament?
Gidon responded:
Hi Raja, thanks for writing!

Some very […]

19 09, 2017

Yom Kippur – September 30 – 10 Tishrei

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In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Yom Kippur Leviticus 16:1-34; 18:1-30, the Torah reading for Yom Kippur morning describes the service performed on this day by the Kohen Gadol (high priest) in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

A special feature of the Yom Kippur service was the casting of lots over two he-goats — equal in age, […]

15 09, 2017

Ha’Azinu – September 23 – 3 Tishrei

By |September 15th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|2 Comments

 

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Ha’Azinu Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52, the greater part of the Torah reading of Haazinu (“Listen In”) consists of a 70-line “song” delivered by Moses to the people of Israel on the last day of his earthly life.

Calling heaven and earth as witnesses, Moses exhorts the people, “Remember the days […]

14 09, 2017

Rosh Hashana from the book “The Light from Zion”

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Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is packed with mitzvahs, special foods and traditions, and it’s one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar.

This year, Root Source published a groundbreaking book, The Light From Zion, in which expert Jewish teachers share the timeless divine wisdom of the Torah with interested Christians (!)

We […]

14 09, 2017

Day #20, 21 & 22 of a 30 day series of Torah thoughts by Rabbi Elan Adler.

By |September 14th, 2017|Israel|1 Comment

Root Source teacher Rabbi Adler has started a 30 day series of Torah thoughts.

Sunday, September 10th, 30 days/30 reflections toward Rosh Hashanah,
Day 20
In a small Polish village, on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, it became the time honored custom for the villagers to go house to house to collect the worshippers and finally meet at the […]

10 09, 2017

Day #15, 16 & 17 of a 30 day series of Torah thoughts by Rabbi Elan Adler.

By |September 10th, 2017|Israel|2 Comments

Root Source teacher Rabbi Adler has started a 30 day series of Torah thoughts.

Tuesday, September 5th, 30 days/ 30 reflections toward Rosh Hashanah,
Day 15
We’re half way through this month of reflection and meditation and aiming for positive changes for the coming year. February 20, 1993, I was invited to offer a prayer at the installation of […]