24 07, 2017

Mah ze? — hatzilu bevakasha

By |July 24th, 2017|Ask The Rabbi|0 Comments

 

Sharon asked:
(May the Lord put His words in your mouth and may He cover you with the shadow of His hand. (Isaiah 51:16a, NKJV) May you speak what is right and may it be of value to others. (Proverbsx 16:13, TNIV )
Rabbi: in Gen 2 Adam is commanded by HaShem RE “not to eat (of tree of knowledge of good and evil) […]

21 07, 2017

Devarim – July 29 – 6 Av

By |July 21st, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22, On the first of Shevat (thirty-seven days before his passing), Moses begins his repetition of the Torah to the assembled children of Israel, reviewing the events that occurred and the laws that were given in the course of their forty-year journey from Egypt to […]

19 07, 2017

Paradise Lost

By |July 19th, 2017|Ask The Rabbi|0 Comments

 

Sharon asked:
You make it clear, at the end of this lesson, that “there is always a way back.”
What does Judaism teach about the after-Eden lifestyle, accomplishments, ‘start-up’ of Adam and Chavah? If the Hebrew “shuv-I” can be defined as “to come back home,” did they accomplish that goal? Is “repentance” a part of that […]

14 07, 2017

Matot-Masei – July 22 – 28 Tamuz

By |July 14th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Matot-Masei Numbers 30:2–32:42, Moses conveys the laws governing the annulment of vows to the heads of the tribes of Israel.

War is waged against Midian for their role in plotting the moral destruction of Israel, and the Torah gives a detailed account of the war spoils and how they were […]

12 07, 2017

RS Tours: The Israeli Spy in the Golan

By |July 12th, 2017|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you up onto the Golan Heights and shows you what Israeli spy Eli Cohen did that allowed Israel to take the Golan quickly and decisively from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War.

Part 3 of several.

See part 1 here: https://youtu.be/bnhSheFwChg
See part 2 here: https://youtu.be/dADj4oLVEN4

11 07, 2017

Enjoy the Music! – Moskowitz Prize 2017

By |July 11th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

Nothing but Israeli music here!

Excerpts from the music played at the Moskowitz Prize 2017 celebration at Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem.

10 07, 2017

RS News: Moskowitz Prize Winner 2017

By |July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Root Source News shows you who won the biggest prize in Zionism: The Moskowitz Prize.

The 2017 winner was Moshe Arens, and we capture his remarks about how only one-half of Jerusalem is showing signs of the rebirth of Israel. Awards ceremony was on May 22, 2017.

9 07, 2017

A UNIQUE NATION INDEED

By |July 9th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

 

The Prime Minister of India represents the great number of people in the world who are in awe of Israel * In the West, Israel is repressed; but in the East, Israel is constantly taken notice of * Israeli academics are perplexed when asked what the secret of Israel’s success is, and whether it […]

7 07, 2017

God’s Great Unfinished Work in Bethel

By |July 7th, 2017|Israel|2 Comments

Bob O’Dell concludes his talk at the Jerusalem Channel conference by finishing his remarks on Offense and talking about a major omission in the ministry of Jesus:  Bethel, and what that might mean for the coming of Messiah.

Part 4 of 4.

Note:  To watch all four parts in a single video, click here.

7 07, 2017

A Giant “Cross” in Galilee

By |July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bob O’Dell describes a discovery he made of a giant cross in the Galilee when viewed from the map above.

Part 3 of 4.   After watching, click on “next” on this blog post to see part 4.

7 07, 2017

The Great Christian Temptation: Offense

By |July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Bob O’Dell tells about his own journey to push back against taking offense.

He considers it the second main strategy the enemy uses to keep Christians from fulfilling their destiny.

Part 2 of 4.   After watching, click on “next” on this blog post to see part 3.

7 07, 2017

The Two Golden Calves: Where are they now?

By |July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where are they now?  We see them every day!

Bob O’Dell talks about the two golden calves that were set up in the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the towns of Dan and Bethel, and shares his opinion of what these two idols can teach us about everyone’s natural bias to lean either to the left and the right.

Part […]

7 07, 2017

Pinchas – July 15 – 21 Tamuz

By |July 7th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|1 Comment

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Pinchas Numbers 25:10 – 30:1, Aaron’s grandson Pinchas is rewarded for his act of zealotry in killing the Simeonite prince Zimri and the Midianite princess who was his paramour: God grants him a covenant of peace and the priesthood.

A census of the people counts 601,730 men between the ages […]

5 07, 2017

RS Tours: Inside a Yeshiva – Part 2

By |July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gidon Ariel of Root Source Tours narrates for us what is going on inside the Har Etzion Yeshiva a few miles south of Jerusalem in Gush Etzion, to show us how Jews study the Torah in Israel.

Part 2 of 2.

 

5 07, 2017

RS Tours: Inside a Yeshiva – Part 1

By |July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gidon Ariel of Root Source Tours takes us to the entrance of the Har Etzion Yeshiva and explains his connection to this location and how Jews study Torah in Israel.

Part 1 of 2.

3 07, 2017

Where is the Ark Today? Part 4 – Dome of the Spirits

By |July 3rd, 2017|Root Source Interviews|3 Comments

Root Source Interviews and Tours covers one of the most compelling theories we have ever heard about the current location of the Ark of the Covenant, with Dr. Edoardo Recanati.

In this final segment he tells us exactly where on the temple mount is the location where the Ark is stored, and the role of […]

3 07, 2017

Where is the Ark Today? Part 3 – Solomon’s Treasure Map

By |July 3rd, 2017|Root Source Interviews|0 Comments

Root Source Interviews and Tours covers one of the most compelling theories we have ever heard about the current location of the Ark of the Covenant, with Dr. Edoardo Recanati.

In this segment he explains the clues left to us by Solomon on where to find the Ark, and talks about the parallels between the […]

30 06, 2017

Balak – July 8 – 14 Tamuz

By |June 30th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Balak Numbers 22:2–25:9, Balak, the king of Moab, summons the prophet Balaam to curse the people of Israel. On the way, Balaam is berated by his donkey, who sees, before Balaam does, the angel that G‑d sends to block their way. Three times, from three different vantage points, Balaam […]

28 06, 2017

RS Tours: Golan – A Rebuilt Synagogue

By |June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Root Source tours continues its Golan excursion with a story about a large rebuilt phase-2 synagogue – the Umm el-Qanatir (or Kanatir) synagogue near the Sea of Galilee.

Discovered in 1884 it has been reassembled brick by brick over the last 15 years. Learn the difference between phase-1 and phase-2 synagogues in Israel and how […]

27 06, 2017

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By |June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

23 06, 2017

RS Tours: Ascending the Golan Heights

By |June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Root Source Tours allows you to experience the transition from the Sea of Galilee, 700 feet below sea level, to the top of the Golan Heights.

Enjoy the views along the way to the Jewish village of Nattur.

23 06, 2017

Chukat – July 1 – 7 Tamuz

By |June 23rd, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Chukat Numbers 19:1 – 22:1, Moses is taught the laws of the red heifer, whose ashes purify a person who has been contaminated by contact with a dead body.

After forty years of journeying through the desert, the people of Israel arrive in the wilderness of Zin. Miriam dies, and […]

22 06, 2017

Where is the Ark? Part 2 – He Shares his Answer

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Root Source Interviews and Tours covers one of the most compelling theories we have ever heard about the current location of the Ark of the Covenant, through our guest Dr. Edoardo Recanati.

In this segment he gives us his answer.

Part 2 of 4.

22 06, 2017

Where is the Ark? Part 1 – Meet Dr. Recanati

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Where is the Ark today?

Root Source Interviews and Tours introduces you to one of the most compelling theories we have ever heard about the current location of the Ark of the Covenant, through our guest Dr. Edoardo Recanati, an Israeli Jew who has lived in the land for over 35 years.

Part 1 of 4.

16 06, 2017

Korach – June 24 – 30 Sivan

By |June 16th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Korach Numbers 16:1–18:32, incites a mutiny challenging Moses’ leadership and the granting of the kehunah (priesthood) to Aaron. He is accompanied by Moses’ inveterate foes, Dathan and Abiram. Joining them are 250 distinguished members of the community, who offer the sacrosanct ketoret (incense) to prove their worthiness for the priesthood. […]

16 06, 2017

RS News: Two Sticks – Ephraim and Judah – Coming Together?

By |June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Root Source news covers an event on the reconciliation of Ephraim and the Ten Tribes with Judah, in Jerusalem in May 2017.

The conference was put on by COI – the Commonwealth of Israel and is about the two houses: Israel/Ephraim and Judah coming together.

 

 

Two additional links mentioned in the news report above, are as […]

16 06, 2017

RS Tours: Mount of Olives – Part 4 – Temple Mount Insights

By |June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Root Source Tours helps you look at the Temple Mount in a deeper way, explaining everything that can be seen from the Mount of Olives.

What and where are the Huldah gates, the Acra, the Ophel, the Al Marwani mosque, the Hurva Synagogue among others?

Part 4 of 4.

15 06, 2017

THE NEW CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

By |June 15th, 2017|Current Events|0 Comments

 

Now in its thirty-sixth year, the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy (ICEJ—the J stands for its headquarters in Jerusalem), attracts thousands of Pentecostal Christians from around the world to Israel. Timed to coincide with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles is intended as a public […]

15 06, 2017

Mazel Tov! Gidon’s Daughter Is Getting Married!

By |June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|16 Comments

We don’t talk much about our personal lives here on Root Source, but some things you just can’t hold back.

Root Source’s CEO and co-founder, Gidon Ariel, has five children, and one of them, Shira Rina, is getting married today!

In fact, at this moment, if you are reading our newsletter as it is delivered!

That’s Shira […]

15 06, 2017

Do You Live In One Of These States?

By |June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re MORE THAN Halfway There!

As you know, we are running a campaign to distribute thousands of copies of our best selling book Israel FIRST! To do that, we are recruiting liaisons who will each distribute thirty books for free. We are giving away free Root Source subscriptions and chances to win free trips to […]

12 06, 2017

Guest Presentation on the Ten Lost Tribes

By |June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The following is a paper by Steven M. Collins on the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, a noted author on the subject.

It was presented at the Common Wealth of Israel Shavuot Conference 2017.

The actual material was presented by Stephen Spykerman, another author on the same topic.

9 06, 2017

Shelach – June 17 – 23 Sivan

By |June 9th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Shelach Numbers 13:1–15:41, Moses sends twelve spies to the land of Canaan. Forty days later they return, carrying a huge cluster of grapes, a pomegranate and a fig, to report on a lush and bountiful land. But ten of the spies warn that the inhabitants of the land […]

8 06, 2017

RS Tours: Mount of Olives – Part 3 – Dome of the Spirits

By |June 8th, 2017|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you to the top of the Mount of Olives and finds a place to see the Golden Gate lined up with the Dome of the Spirits and the Spire at the Church of the Ascension.

We also take you to three churches on the way down the hill, ending at the […]

8 06, 2017

RS News: 50th Anniversary Celebration with Netanyahu

By |June 8th, 2017|In The News|1 Comment

Root Source News covers the June 7 celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem put on between the governments of Israel and the United States: #50forJerusalem

In this celebration at the Texas State capital we caught up with the authors of the new anti-BDS legislation, Carol Alvarado and Phil King, and heard […]

3 06, 2017

Interview: Rabbi Bin Nun – Parabolic Logic – Man and God

By |June 3rd, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun explains the his discovery of Parabolic Logic, that he gained from the writings of Rabbi Kook, one of the most famous Rabbi’s in modern Israel.

4Rabbi Bin Nun says that the parabola is God’s perfect shape to describe man’s interaction with the infinite. He contrasts it with circular, elliptical and hyperbolic […]

3 06, 2017

RS Tours: Western Wall – Going Back to 1967!

By |June 3rd, 2017|Current Events|1 Comment

Root Source Tours takes you back 50 years from the day of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem back to the Western Wall in the year 1967.

See what the Kotel looked like then, take a peek at the very first wedding at the wall, and see how quickly things changed in the days […]

2 06, 2017

Beha’alotcha – June 10 – 16 Sivan

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

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Beha’alotcha Numbers 8:1–12:16, Aaron is commanded to raise light in the lamps of the menorah, and the tribe of Levi is initiated into the service in the Sanctuary.

A “Second Passover” is instituted in response to the petition “Why should we be deprived?” by a group of Jews who […]

2 06, 2017

RS News: A 1967 Paratrooper Speaks Out

By |June 2nd, 2017|In The News|2 Comments

The three Israeli paratroopers who were part of the iconic 1967 soldiers photograph at the Western Wall return 50 years later.

Root Source News is there when one of them is approached by a western reporter who asks a question that annoys him.

2 06, 2017

Interview: Avi Lipkin – Trump Visits Israel – Part 3

By |June 2nd, 2017|Root Source Interviews|2 Comments

Root Source interviews brings you a multi-part series from Avi Lipkin on the topic of Trump’s recent visit to Israel.

Avi talks about Trump’s relationship to Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas and warns Trump against pressuring Israel to divide the land for peace, and says what he thinks will happen if he does.

He also explains a […]

2 06, 2017

Interview: Avi Lipkin – Trump Visits Israel – Part 2

By |June 2nd, 2017|Root Source Interviews|4 Comments

Root Source interviews brings you a multi-part series from Avi Lipkin on the topic of Trump’s recent visit to Israel.

Avi believes Trump is already the #1 most-positive US President towards Israel, in US history.

Part 2 of 3.

For more information on Avi’s Root Source video collection go to http://root-source.com/channels/the-five-deceptions-of-islam-avi-lipkin/

To see Part 1 click “previous” or […]

2 06, 2017

Interview: Avi Lipkin – Trump Visits Israel – Part 1

By |June 2nd, 2017|Root Source Interviews|2 Comments

We begin a multi-part series from Avi Lipkin following Trump’s visit.

Avi shares his view of what it means to bless and curse Israel and whether Putin blessed Israel when he declared West Jerusalem the capital of Israel, but East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine.

Part 1 of 3.

For more information on all of Avi’s videos […]

28 05, 2017

Sights and Sounds of the Jerusalem Jubilee

By |May 28th, 2017|Current Events|3 Comments

We shot scenes all over the city of Jerusalem on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 on the 50th anniversary celebration of the reunification of Jerusalem.

Enjoy these sights and sounds!

Note: In Israel holidays are celebrated on their Hebrew Calendar anniversary, not the Gregorian calendar anniversary. The 1967 the capture of the Old City on June 7th […]

27 05, 2017

RS News: Mayor of Jerusalem on Trump and Jerusalem Jubilee

By |May 27th, 2017|In The News|1 Comment

We got an interview with Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem on May 24th, the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the Reunification of Jerusalem, about the future of Jerusalem and his reaction to the Trump visit, including whether he was disappointed in his decision not to move the US Embassy.

We look for […]

26 05, 2017

Nasso – June 3 – 9 Sivan

By |May 26th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Nasso Numbers 4:21 – 7:89, completing the headcount of the Children of Israel taken in the Sinai Desert, a total of 8,580 Levite men between the ages of 30 and 50 are counted in a tally of those who will be doing the actual work of transporting the Tabernacle.

God […]

20 05, 2017

Judea was Liberated 50 Years Ago!

By |May 20th, 2017|Current Events|1 Comment

On Sunday May 21, a special celebration was held in Judea for the liberation of Judea during The Six Day War in 1967.

Here is a quick seven minute summary of the event which lasted over an hour and was live streamed around the world!

 

For the full live stream replay go to  http://thelandofisrael.com

 

 

20 05, 2017

Jerusalem 50: Welcome to Jerusalem

By |May 20th, 2017|Current Events|0 Comments

Jerusalem 50th anniversary lighted bridge welcomes visitors into West Jerusalem.

20 05, 2017

Jerusalem Mayor to Trump: Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

By |May 20th, 2017|In The News|1 Comment

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Birkat calls on President Trump to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Root Source captured this call at an event held on the Friday before Trump’s arrival at the eve of the Jerusalem Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967 during The Six Day War.

19 05, 2017

Bamidbar – May 27 – 2 Iyyar

By |May 19th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Bamidbar Numbers 1:1 – 4:20, in the Sinai Desert, God says to conduct a census of the twelve tribes of Israel. Moses counts 603,550 men of draftable age (20 to 60 years); the tribe of Levi, numbering 22,300 males age one month and older, is counted separately. The […]

18 05, 2017

RS Tours: Mount of Olives – Part 2 – The Golden Gate

By |May 18th, 2017|Root Source Tours|2 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you to the top of the Mount of Olives and looks at the large number of graves and the golden gate on the Temple Mount.

We also tell the story of the first Jewish home to be built on the Mount of Olives.

Part 2 of 4.

13 05, 2017

RS Tours: Mount of Olives – Part 1 – Seven Arches

By |May 13th, 2017|Root Source Tours|2 Comments

We start our tour of the Mount of Olives by going to the Seven Arches Hotel and looking North, South, East and West to get oriented in what is arguably one of the most famous views in the entire world.

Part 1 of 4.

12 05, 2017

Behar-Bechukotai – May 20 – 24 Iyyar

By |May 12th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Behar-Bechukotai Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34, on the mountain of Sinai, God communicates to Moses the laws of the Sabbatical year: every seventh year, all work on the land should cease, and its produce becomes free for the taking for all, man and beast.

Seven Sabbatical cycles are followed by […]

12 05, 2017

Invited Blog Post: At the Heart of Judaism

By |May 12th, 2017|Current Events|1 Comment

The following is an invited blog post from a Christian Root Source reader. Her name is being withheld upon her request.

At the Heart of Judaism
A Perspective from a Non-Jew

The courage of a father who prayed on Temple Mount at his daughter’s funeral while Police averted their gaze.

The resilience of a man who envisaged fresh, […]

8 05, 2017

Interview: Geoff Barnard – Part 3 – Is Israel Safe?

By |May 8th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Author Geoff Barnard discusses his book, Is It Safe? in which challenges the traditional view that Israel is on the verge of experiencing The Times of Jacob’s Troubles. He claims that the time of Jacob’s trouble was the Holocaust, and so it has already come and gone.

He also claims that not only is Israel the […]

8 05, 2017

Interview: Geoff Barnard – Part 2 – Making Aliyah

By |May 8th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Root Source interviews author Geoff Barnard who talks about his connection to the Fountain of Tears and sculptor Rick Wienecke in Arad, making Aliyah as a Christian to Israel in 2006 and how they ended up in the town of Arad.

In this video he explains the key fact that allowed him to be approved […]

8 05, 2017

Interview: Geoff Barnard – Part 1 – Living in Arad

By |May 8th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|0 Comments

Root Source interviews author Geoff Barnard of Arad, Israel who talks about life in the town, growing up in England, and how God first turned his attention to the nation of Israel in 1967.

Part 1 of 3.

8 05, 2017

Root Source Interview: Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun – Messianic Age

By |May 8th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun gives his views of what will and will not change when the Messiah comes and the Messianic Age arrives.

5 05, 2017

Emor – May 13 – 17 Iyyar

By |May 5th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Emor Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23, begins with the special laws pertaining to the kohanim (“priests”), the kohen gadol (“high priest”), and the Temple service: A kohen may not become ritually impure through contact with a dead body, save on the occasion of the death of a close relative. A […]

4 05, 2017

Interview: Rabbi Bin Nun – Einstein, God and Freedom

By |May 4th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|6 Comments

Regardless of how much you like science, this is one video you really need to watch!

Your perception of Einstein will never be the same, after you hear Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun explain the scientific discovery ruined his life’s work, and what that discovery has to do with faith in God, and your freedom of choice. Although this […]

3 05, 2017

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Israel in the eyes of its first US ambassador

By |May 3rd, 2017|Israel|0 Comments

An archived TV interview from 1952 provides a rare real-time glimpse into conditions surrounding the toddler Jewish state, as reported by James G. McDonald, America’s first ambassador to Israel.

Few Americans today will remember “Longines Chronoscope,” a CBS-network program sponsored by a watchmaking company that ran from 1951 to 1955. Billing itself as “a television […]

28 04, 2017

Acharei-Kedoshim – May 6 – 10 Iyyar

By |April 28th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Acharei-Kedoshim Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27, following the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, God warns against unauthorized entry “into the holy.” Only one person, the kohen gadol (“high priest”), may—but once a year, on Yom Kippur—enter the innermost chamber in the Sanctuary to offer the sacred ketoret to God.

Another […]

26 04, 2017

Gidon Ariel at the 2017 Jerusalem Channel Passover Convocation

By |April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Gidon Ariel of Root Source presents at the Jerusalem Channel 2017 Passover Convocation.

Bob asks Gidon about leaven, separation of the Jewish people from their neighbors and about the idea behind Root Source.

26 04, 2017

Root Source Campus Campaign – Next Level!

By |April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Important news!!

Many of you have read our best selling book Israel FIRST!
and many have contributed to our Campus and Millennials Campaign to distribute that book to thousands of young adults all over North America.

We are very happy to share that we are launching the next stage of that ambitious campaign!

We have hired Ana Angel […]

23 04, 2017

Questionnaire reportage of Gidon Ariel

By |April 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Around January 2017, I was asked by a foreign documentarian to be interviewed. The interview ultimately didn’t take place, but he asked me some initial questions that I though our Root Source readers would like to have a chance to see.
What is Judaism for you?
Judaism is my identity. My way of life. It is […]

21 04, 2017

Tazria-Metzora – April 29 – May 3 Iyyar

By |April 21st, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Tazria and Metzora Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33, continue the discussion of the laws of tumah v’taharah, ritual impurity and purity.

A woman giving birth should undergo a process of purification, which includes immersing in a mikvah (a naturally gathered pool of water) and bringing offerings to the Holy Temple. All […]

19 04, 2017

Guest Blog: Salvation is from the Jews

By |April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|8 Comments

The following is an invited guest blog post from Root Source member Paul Smith. Root Source saw one of his blog post comments and invited him to write a longer piece explaining his views.
Salvation is from the Jews
 Or
Why I do not expect or want a Jew to be something other than a Jew
By […]

19 04, 2017

RS Tours: Aqaba Jordan – Part 3 – Visiting Israel Often

By |April 19th, 2017|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source Tours tells gives you an inside look at how coming to every major feast in Jerusalem, Israel for the last 10 years has changed the lives of Bob and Valerie Parham.

Part 3 of 3.

19 04, 2017

RS Tours: Aqaba Jordan – Part 2 – Why Move There?

By |April 19th, 2017|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source Tours tells you the fascinating story of why Bob and Valerie Parham left the USA and moved to Aqaba Jordan, and why and how the community of believers is growing there, and how they found work.

Hint: It has to do with Israel. Part 2 of 3.

19 04, 2017

Interview: Sharon Sanders – Part 3 – The Coming Kingdom

By |April 19th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|3 Comments

Root Source Interviews Sharon Sanders of Christian Friends of Israel, talks about how the church needs to wake up to the coming Kingdom, and the 2 teachers that influenced her thinking the most.

Part 3 of 3.

19 04, 2017

Interview: Sharon Sanders – Part 2 – Why the Fire Within Her?

By |April 19th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Root Source Interviews Sharon Sanders of Christian Friends of Israel, who shares the story of the Orthodox Rabbi who changed her life, and what he asked her to do for him before he died.

Part 2 of 3.

14 04, 2017

Shemini – April 22 – 26 Nisan

By |April 14th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Shemini Leviticus 9:1–11:47 on the eighth day, following the seven days of their inauguration, Aaron and his sons begin to officiate as kohanim (priests); a fire issues forth from God to consume the offerings on the altar, and the divine presence comes to dwell in the Sanctuary.

Aaron’s two elder […]

13 04, 2017

Interview: Sharon Sanders – Part 1 – Coming to Israel

By |April 13th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|0 Comments

Root Source Interviews Sharon Sanders, a co-founder of Christian Friends of Israel, about the story of how she and her husband Ray, came to Israel to start the ministry.

Sharon also invites Root Source viewers to join her at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the re-unification of Jerusalem in May 2017. Part 1 of 3.

13 04, 2017

Root Source Tours: Aqaba Jordan – Part 1 – Overview

By |April 13th, 2017|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you along the border of Israel and Jordan to the city of Aqaba on the Gulf of Aqaba and across from Eilat Israel.

Gidon stops along the way there pray his morning prayers at sunrise. Part 1 of 3.

7 04, 2017

Passover – April 15 – 19 Nissan

By |April 7th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

On the FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER we read from the book of Exodus (12:21-51) of the bringing of the Passover Offering in Egypt, the Plague of the Firstborn at the stroke of midnight, and how “On this very day, God took the Children of Israel out of Egypt.”
The reading for the SECOND DAY OF […]

4 04, 2017

The Downloadable Haggadah!

By |April 4th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|1 Comment

Last week we shared Ulpan Or’s Interactive Haggadah.
If you want to print out that haggahdah, here is a PDF version of it.
Happy learning!

http://www.ulpanor.com/ebooks/haggadah/mobile/index.html

4 04, 2017

Holiday Lesson For Passover – Destroy Chametz, Gain Freedom

By |April 4th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

Holiday Lesson For PassoverBy Rabbi Chanan Morrison
Destroy Chametz, Gain Freedom
By the first day [of Passover] you must clear out your homes of all leaven. (Exodus 12:15)
Why Clear Out Chametz?
Why does the Torah command us to destroy all chametz (leaven) found in our homes during Passover? It is logical to eat matzah; this fast-baked food […]

4 04, 2017

Replacement Theology

By |April 4th, 2017|Theology|4 Comments

Watch the video as Bob O’Dell of Root Source discusses the Replacement Theology.

Learn more about the Orthodox Jewish and Evangelical Christian co-founders of Root Source at https://root-source.com/who-we-are/

3 04, 2017

New Bonus Channel Added – 2017 Broadcast Archives

By |April 3rd, 2017|Current Events|0 Comments

All paid members of Root Source receive multiple a number of bonus channels including access to archives of all of our best newsletter content.

We are happy to announce that we have already published over 25 videos on the brand new 2017 Archive Channel.

Click here to watch the free trailer, and access all the bonus channels through  https://root-source.com/mychannels/

 

31 03, 2017

Tzav – April 8 – 12 Nisan

By |March 31st, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Tzav Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36, God instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as kohanim (“priests”) who offer the korbanot (animal and meal offerings) in the Sanctuary.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning at all times. In it are burned […]

28 03, 2017

Gidon Ariel – Stand with Israel Conference – Part 2

By |March 28th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|7 Comments

How can Christians and Jews Stand Together?

In this part 2 video, Gidon answered the questions coming from the audience in the conference.

See part 1 here

27 03, 2017

Gidon Ariel – Stand with Israel Conference – Part 1

By |March 27th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|4 Comments

How can Christians and Jews Stand Together?

Watch the video as Gidon Ariel discusses why it is important for Christians to stand with Israel and what it means to Israel.

24 03, 2017

Vayikra – April 1 – 5 Nisan

By |March 24th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayikra Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26, G‑d calls to Moses from the Tent of Meeting, and communicates to him the laws of the korbanot, the animal and meal offerings brought in the Sanctuary.

These include:

• The “ascending offering” (olah) that is wholly raised to G‑d by the fire atop the […]

22 03, 2017

Story of the Temple Mount – Part 1

By |March 22nd, 2017|Root Source Tours|3 Comments

Ken Spiro begins a 5-part series on the Temple Mount from the roof of Aish HaTorah which overlooks the Temple Mount.

These series shows Ken as not only historian but part tour-guide as he shows us the sights just as if he was giving you a personal tour. In part 1 he talks about the […]

21 03, 2017

RS Tours: Herodium – Part 4 – Amphitheater and Herod’s Tomb

By |March 21st, 2017|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you to the Herodium amphitheater and to see the entrance to Herod’s Tomb, the lower palace, catapult balls and final views of the site. Part 4 of 4.

21 03, 2017

RS Tours: Herodium – Part 3 – Mountain Tunnels of Herod the Great

By |March 21st, 2017|Root Source Tours|2 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you into the labyrinth of tunnels in Herodium, the mountain palace and final resting place of Herod the Great. Part 3 of 4.

20 03, 2017

The Aliyah Return Center

By |March 20th, 2017|In The News|1 Comment

 We are happy to share a story written by our very own Root Source teacher Dr. Rivka Adler about “The Aliyah Return Center,” with a quote from Root Source director Gidon Ariel. Enjoy!

17 03, 2017

Vayakhel-Pekudei – March 25 – 27 adar

By |March 17th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayakhel-Pekudei Exodus 35:1–40:38, Moses assembles the people of Israel and reiterates to them the commandment to observe the Shabbat. He then conveys G‑d’s instructions regarding the making of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). The people donate the required materials in abundance, bringing gold, silver and copper; blue-, purple- and red-dyed […]

16 03, 2017

Root Source Tours: Herodium Part 2 – Mountain Palace of Herod the Great

By |March 16th, 2017|Root Source Tours|4 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you to the rim of Herodium, the mountain palace of Herod the Great.

In part 2 we look inside the mountain palace as well as at the various sites and cities in the area viewed from this tall mountain in Judea. Part 2 of 4.

14 03, 2017

Root Source Tours – Herodium – Part 1 – Going Up, Looking Down

By |March 14th, 2017|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you to the mountain palace and ultimately the burial place of Herod the Great.

He spared no expense in this monument, building himself a palace at the foot of the mountain as well as on the top. Part 1 of 4.

13 03, 2017

Why is Israel at the Center of World Conflict?

By |March 13th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|2 Comments

Why is Israel always embroiled in world conflict? Why is Jerusalem the focus of so much angst? Why is the Temple Mount at the center of rage?

A Root Source co-founder presents the video he wishes he had seen, when he first began studying Israel.

Learn more about the Orthodox Jewish and Evangelical Christian co-founders of Root Source […]

13 03, 2017

Gidon Ariel on A Hebrew In The Homeland

By |March 13th, 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 our own teacher David Ha’ivri’s new show on Israel News Talk Radio, “A Hebrew In The Heartland”. He spoke about his take on the articles in Haaretz in regard to the growth of […]

10 03, 2017

Ki Tisa – March 18 – 20 Adar

By |March 10th, 2017|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 […]

10 03, 2017

Interview: Eliyahu Berkowitz – Part 5 – Hope Merchant Postscript

By |March 10th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|0 Comments

Spoiler alert!   Gives away the ending!

Root Source Interviews continues to profile author and writer Eliyahu Berkowitz who now talks about his first fiction book, The Hope Merchant. Bob asks him a few questions about how he chose to end the book and why.

10 03, 2017

Interview: Eliyahu Berkowitz – Part 4 – The Jewish Soul

By |March 10th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Root Source Interviews continues to profile author and writer Eliyahu Berkowitz who now talks about his first fiction book, The Hope Merchant.

Eliyahu answers the question about Messiah, and talks about the Jewish soul in his writing. Part 4 of 4.

His book. The Hope Merchant, A free wish with every purchase, under the author name […]

10 03, 2017

Interview: Eliyahu Berkowitz – Part 3 – The Hope Merchant

By |March 10th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Root Source Interviews continues to profile author and writer Eliyahu Berkowitz who now talks about his first fiction book, The Hope Merchant.

Bob asks him a question about the main character, and where the idea originated. Part 3 of 4.

10 03, 2017

Interview: Eliyahu Berkowitz – Part 2 – Running from my Jewish Identity

By |March 10th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|2 Comments

Root Source Interviews continues to profile author and writer Eliyahu Berkowitz who now tells his personal story of deciding to run away from his own Jewish identity, and what brought him back from destruction.

He also shares his experience of coming to the Western Wall for the first time ever. Part 2 of 4.

7 03, 2017

Root Source Interview: Eliyahu Berkowitz – Part 1 – Writing about Redemption

By |March 7th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|10 Comments

In this exclusive Root Source Interview, you will meet a man you have probably spent hours with, but never knew it! Eliyahu Berkowitz is a prolific writer for Breaking Israel News, having published over 800 articles on the subject of Redemption.

Eliyahu warms up to the camera in Part 1 of 4.

3 03, 2017

Tetzaveh – March 11 – 13 Adar

By |March 3rd, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

 

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20 – 30:10, G‑d 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 […]

1 03, 2017

Interview: Rivkah Adler – On Jewish Redemption

By |March 1st, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Root Source interviews presents part of a longer, deep conversation to help Christians understand the Jewish view of Redemption.

As she explains to Bob O’Dell, who is hearing this for the first time, the Hebrew word guela or geullah, embodies at once the idea of restoration to God’s original intent, the end-of-days, and the coming […]

27 02, 2017

Root Source Tours: Giant Footprints in Israel – Part 3

By |February 27th, 2017|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you up in the air to see the mysterious, giant Footprints near the Jordan River in Israel, and looks across the Jordan River valley to see the mountains of Moab.

Part 3 of 3. Hosted by tour guide Aaron Lipkin.

Get his full DVD at https://root-source.com/hidden-israel-dvds/

27 02, 2017

Root Source Tours: Giant Footprints in Israel – Part 2

By |February 27th, 2017|Root Source Tours|4 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you up in the air to see the mysterious, giant Footprints near the Jordan River in Israel.

Part 2 of 3. Hosted by tour guide Aaron Lipkin.

Get his full DVD at https://root-source.com/hidden-israel-dvds/