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.


The Jerusalem Synagogue Terror Attack – The Facts And The Feelings

Traditionally, Jews observe a seven day long mourning period after the loss of a loved one, called shiva (literally, seven). Today, all of israel “got up from shiva” following the horrific terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue which claimed five lives, four peace-loving rabbis and a heroic Druze (non-Jewish) policeman. How can we make sense

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All beginnings are hard

All beginnings are hard. This is a Jewish folk saying, and in spite of what some positive thinking gurus might say, we all can attest to its truth. When I sit down to write this first blog post, I find this adage especially fitting. Because, I am not only setting the standard for this blog,

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What is Root Source

What is Root Source?

Today, more and more Christians are answering the divine call to wake up and engage with each other. Root Source is answering that call: Knowledgeable, Orthodox Israeli Jews teaching Christians around the world online about Jewish concepts, ideas and thought, to more deeply understand the roots of their faith, in an informal and loving manner.

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Please comment below with the name of the video you liked best! The video with the most comments will will a Root Source package worth over $1500! Click here for rules of the contest. Participation (uploading videos) and voting (commenting) is only open to subscribers to our free newsletter.

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