Gidon Ariel

Founder and CEO A visionary and pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, Gidon made Aliyah to Israel when he was 14 and spent close to a decade in advanced Jewish studies institutes (Yeshivas) and the IDF. Gidon serves in the IDF reserves as a Captain in the Military Spokesperson’s Office after spending over 20 years in the Armored (Tank) Corps. Raised an Orthodox Jew, he has kept Jewish traditions his entire life, and is a seasoned Hebrew and Judaism Instructor. Gidon is involved with several Web-based marketing initiatives, and has been working with Christian organizations in Israel, the USA and elsewhere in the world since 2005.

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Pharaoh's Army Engulfed by the Red Sea (1900 painting by Frederick Arthur Bridgman)

Parashat Beshalach

Pharaoh’s Army Engulfed by the Red Sea (1900 painting by Frederick Arthur Bridgman) Parashat Beshalach General Overview: In this week’s reading, Beshalach, Pharaoh pursues the Israelites into the desert. The Red Sea splits, the Israelites cross the sea while the Egyptian army is drowned. Moses and the Israelites sing a special song thanking G‑d for this miracle. The Israelites complain about a …

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Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker May 02, 2022

Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker May 02, 2022 Here are some of the things that Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about: The birth of a human is considered a miracle. Meaning of the name Leah. If a newborn baby is yellow, circumcision is delayed. Watch the video to learn more.  

Parashat Vaéra

The Seventh Plague (1823 painting by John Martin) Parashat Vaéra General Overview: In this week’s reading, Va’era, Pharaoh refuses to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt, even after Aaron exhibits miraculous powers, transforming his staff into a serpent. The first seven plagues strike Egypt: Blood, Frogs, Lice, Wild Beasts, Pestilence, Boils, and Fiery Hail. First Aliyah: This week’s portion opens …

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Parashat Bo

Parashat Bo General Overview: 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 of the month of Nissan. G‑d commands the first mitzvah to be given to the people of Israel: to establish a calendar based on …

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Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker November 15, 2021

Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker November 15, 2021 Here are some of the topics that Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about: Is Jesus’ birthday celebrated at Christmas? Circumcision of their newborn sons Jewish roots of Christianity Understanding the scriptures Watch the video to learn more.

Parashat Shemot

Parashat Shemot General Overview: Exodus 1:1-6:1 This week’s Torah portion tells us of the Israelites’ slavery in Egypt, and sets the stage for their redemption over the three following portions. It recounts how Jacob’s small family grew into a mighty nation and how the Egyptians came to oppress them. It also relates Moses’s development from …

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Parashat Vayechi

Parashat Vayechi General Overview: Genesis 47:28-50:26 In this, the final portion of the book of Genesis, we read of Jacob’s blessings to his sons and grandsons on his deathbed, and his final passing and burial. The book concludes with Joseph’s final days, as well, and his death and enbalming in Egypt. Topic 1: Weekly Torah …

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Q4 2022 Board Meeting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z87decfEGWU Q4 2022 Board Meeting Q4 Minutes of Root Source Board Meeting EOQ4 2022 Thursday, December 29, 2022 Updated Balances Q4 First Melissa Support Report Root Source Thursday, December 29, 2022 September 28, 2022: Q3 2022 Board Meeting 2022 Annual Report – Root Source  

Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker December 26

Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker December 26, 2022

Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker December 26, 2022 Here are some of the topics that Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about: Without the Maccabees, there would be no Jews NOR Christians today! Hanukkah is the Holiday of Dedication We must dedicate ourselves to important values and internalize those truths How do Christians who do …

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Joseph recognized by his brothers, by Léon Pierre Urbain Bourgeois, 1863 oil on canvas, at the Musée Municipal Frédéric Blandin, Nevers

Parashat Vayigash

Joseph recognized by his brothers, by Léon Pierre Urbain Bourgeois, 1863 oil on canvas, at the Musée Municipal Frédéric Blandin, Nevers Parashat Vayigash General Overview: In this week’s Torah reading, Vayigash, Judah responds to Joseph’s demand that Benjamin remains enslaved in Egypt, pleading to be taken as a substitute. Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers. At Joseph’s request, Jacob and his family …

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Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel May 25, 2021 – Part 2​

Gidon Ariel and Dr Richard Booker May 25, 2021 Part 2 Here are some of the topics that Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about: Book of Zechariah Jerusalem is God’s threshold Jerusalem is God’s hometown Afflicted, But Full of Trust The Jewish people will always be here until the end of time Watch the video …

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Parashat Miketz

Parashat Miketz General Overview:  Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams, becomes viceroy over Egypt, and implements his plan to save the region from famine. Joseph is harsh with his brothers who come to Egypt to buy food, and demands that Benjamin be brought to Egypt. When Benjamin eventually comes he is framed and accused of theft. First Aliyah: Pharaoh had …

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Parashat Vayeshev

By Konstantin Flavitsky – Konstantin Flavitsky, Public Domain Parashat Vayeshev General Overview: In this week’s reading, Vayeishev, Joseph relates to his brothers his grandiose dreams of greatness, arousing their jealousy. He is consequently sold into slavery by an Egyptian master. After defying his Egyptian master’s wife, Joseph is thrown into jail, where he interprets the dreams of Pharaoh’s …

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Vayeitzei: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Vayeitzei: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has been giving short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Gidon Ariel and Dr Richard Booker May 4, 2021 Part 1

Gidon Ariel and Dr Richard Booker May 4, 2021 Part 1 Here are some of the topics that Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about: Strategy that happened in Israel Traditions Life of O’mer Psalm 119 talks about the goodness, mercies, severity, faithfulness, righteousness, and character of God. Watch the video to learn more.

Parashat Vayetzei

Parashat Vayetzei General Overview: In this week’s reading, Vayeitzei, Jacob travels to his uncle Laban. En route he stops at the Temple Mount where G‑d appears and assures him that he will return safely to the Land of Canaan. Jacob stays for twenty years in Charan before returning to Canaan. During his stay he shepherds Laban’s sheep, and survives and prospers despite all his uncle’s attempted deceptions. …

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