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.

Gidon and Alan Latta December 7 2023

Gidon and Pastor Latta – December 7, 2023

Gidon and Pastor Latta – December 7, 2023 Hanukkah Traditions and SignificanceGidon and Alan had a conversation about the tradition of Hanukkah, including the significance of the Shamash or servant candle and its purpose in providing light without being used for benefit. They also touched upon the idea of Christians celebrating Hanukkah and its importance,

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Parashat Miketz

Joseph Explaining the Dream to Pharoah, Jean Adrien Guignet 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

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Gidon Ariel and the Hamas War with Leah Whatley

Gidon Ariel and the Hamas War with Leah Whatley Israel’s Emergency and Shabbat CelebrationsGidon recounted his Shabbat and Simhat Torah celebrations, during which he was informed about a state of emergency in Israel due to a large-scale attack in the South. He described the reaction of the community’s emergency response team and the gravity of

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Gidon and Hutch – November 28, 2023

Gidon and Hutch – November 28, 2023 The topics discussed in the meeting included the ongoing conflict in Israel and the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, the potential for renewed fighting, the importance of Israel’s hostage situations, the international response to the Israeli conflict, the displacement of Palestinian people, the issue of territorial borders,

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Parashat Vayeshev

Parashat Vayeshev General Overview: Joseph relates to his brothers his grandiose dreams of greatness, arousing their jealousy. He is consequently sold into slavery to an Egyptian master. After defying his Egyptian master’s wife, Joseph is thrown into jail, where he interprets the dreams of Pharaoh’s cup-bearer and baker. The story of Judah and Tamar is

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Gidon Ariel interviews Daniel Seaman, Israeli Political Analyst

Gidon Ariel interviews Daniel Seaman, Israeli Political Analyst Daniel Seaman is an Israeli political commentator and media analyst. He serves as an advisor to the Israel Defense and Security Forum (IDSF). Daniel served for 31 years in the Israeli government. He retired in 2014 as Deputy DirectorGeneral of the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora

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Gidon Ariel and Jeff Hutcheon – November 14, 2023

Gidon Ariel and Jeff Hutcheon – November 14, 2023 Faith-Based Life Coaching DiscussionGidon and Hutch had a discussion about their personal experiences and Hutch’s ministry, which is a faith-based life coaching and discipleship for executives, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. Hutch has been doing this for nearly 20 years, and some of his clients have been with

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My Perspective on Israel’s War with Hamas – Interview with Paul Calvert

My Perspective on Israel’s War with Hamas – Interview with Paul Calvert I recently had the opportunity to share my perspective on Israel’s conflict with Hamas in an interview with Paul Calvert. As an Orthodox Jewish man living in Israel, I have a very personal connection to this war deeply impacting Israeli society. When the

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Gidon Ariel and Jeff Hutcheon – November 7, 2023

Gidon Ariel and Jeff Hutcheon – November 7, 2023 Gidon and Hutch discuss the current situation in Israel, focusing on the recent terrorist attacks, communication with residents of Bani Naim, security measures, geographical and political situation, demographic situation, security situation in the West Bank, intercommunity relations, complexities of using Arab labor, potential political changes, Israeli

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Light Up The Church 2023: Doubling Impact, Spreading Hope, Embracing Unity

Light Up The Church 2023: Doubling Impact, Spreading Hope, Embracing Unity Following the success of the first run of Light Up The Church in November 2022, we eagerly anticipated repeating the event in 2023. In 2022, we engaged 72 churches, 18 parachurch ministries, 4 businesses, and 19 individuals. They were all listed on our website,

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Gidon Ariel and Jason Caplan – November 6, 2023

Gidon Ariel and Jason Caplan – November 6, 2023 Gidon and Jason discuss the current global situation, focusing on the moral clarity demonstrated by some institutions. They also touch on the importance of moral thinking, the danger of group identity and enemy creation, and the influence of religious leaders. Gidon and Jason also discuss the

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Parashat Toldot

Parashat Toldot General Overview: Jacob and Esau are born. Isaac relocates to Philistine where he digs wells, resulting in friction between him and the locals. Rebecca and Jacob successfully deceive Isaac, tricking him into giving to Jacob the blessings he had intended for Esau. First Aliyah: Rebecca had trouble conceiving. Isaac and Rebecca prayed for

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Recent Events in Israel with Gidon Ariel and Mark Cornelius

Recent Events in Israel with Gidon Ariel and Mark Cornelius Gidon and Mark discussed recent events in Israel, including a military action where the IDF released one of the hostages. They also recorded a conversation for Mark’s podcast, “People of the Land,” and touched upon various topics related to Israel’s geography, politics, and recent violence.

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Parashat Vayera

Parshat Vayera General Overview: Angels visit Abraham and Sarah, informing them that Sarah would give birth to a child despite her advanced age. The angels whisk Lot and his daughters out of Sodom, and overturn and destroy the entire region. Abimelech, king of the Philistines, attempts to make Sarah part of his harem, but through divine intervention she is

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Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Donna Jollay

Bridgebuilder Spotlight: Donna Jollay Little by little, over the past few decades but growing more and more over the past few years, a community of activists in the Christian-Jewish engagement space has developed, with people reaching out to each other to promote fraternity and humanitarian projects in and between the Christian and Jewish communities. In

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Update News Special Report with Gidon Ariel

GLC Update News: Special Report with Gidon Ariel Gidon Ariel featured on God’s Learning Channel to talk about the ongoing war. Gidon Ariel discusses recent events in Israel, particularly the tragic situation in October 2023 when hundreds of people were killed by terrorists infiltrating communities close to Nablas in Samaria. He shares his experience of

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Parashat Noach

Parashat Noach General Overview: In this week’s reading, Noach, Noah and his family, along with at least one pair of each living creature, survive the Flood by taking refuge in an Ark. The erection of the Tower of Babel angers G‑d, and leads to the dispersal of Noah‘s descendants. Abraham and Sarah are born. First Aliyah: While society as a whole descended into

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