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17 11, 2017

Vayeitzei – November 25 – 7 Cheshvan

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

 

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 […]

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|2 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|0 Comments

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 […]

10 11, 2017

Toldot – November 18 – 29 Cheshvan

By |November 10th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

 

 

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 […]

5 11, 2017

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

By |November 5th, 2017|Current Events|0 Comments

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 […]

3 11, 2017

Chayei Sara – November 11 – 22 Cheshvan

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

 

 

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|0 Comments

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

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29 10, 2017

Reflections on Balfour 100 from Rabbi Sacks

By |October 29th, 2017|video|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

By |October 27th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

 

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 […]

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

By |October 15th, 2017|video, Current Events|0 Comments

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

By |October 13th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

 

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

By |October 6th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

 

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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

 

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”

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

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 […]

8 09, 2017

Nitzavim-Vayeilech – September 16 – 25 Elul

By |September 8th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

 

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Nitzavim-Vayelech Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30, the Parshah of Nitzavim includes some of the most fundamental principles of the Jewish faith:

The unity of Israel: “You stand today, all of you, before the Lord your God: your heads, your tribes, your elders, your officers, and every Israelite man; your young ones, […]

4 09, 2017

“The Light from Zion” book – Ki Tavo – September 9 – 18 Elul

By |September 4th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|3 Comments

We are coming close to the holiday of Simchat Torah, the happiness of Torah, immediately after which we begin the cycle of reading the Torah from the book and portion of Genesis, Bereshit.

This year, Root Source published a groundbreaking book, The Light From Zion, in which expert Jewish teachers share the timeless divine wisdom […]

4 09, 2017

2018 Trip Form

By |September 4th, 2017|Israel|0 Comments

 

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3 09, 2017

Day #8, 9 & 10 of a 30 day series of Torah thoughts by Rabbi Elan Adler.

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

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

30 days/ 30 reflections leading to Rosh Hashanah

Day #8
New Years resolutions have a different quality than Rosh Hashanah ones. Interview the person on the street in December about their resolutions and you might hear ideas about losing weight, stop smoking, less time on […]

1 09, 2017

Ki Tavo – September 9 – 18 Elul

By |September 1st, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Ki Tavo Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8, Moses instructs the people of Israel: When you enter the land that God is giving to you as your eternal heritage, and you settle it and cultivate it, bring the first-ripened fruits (bikkurim) of your orchard to the Holy Temple, and declare […]

25 08, 2017

Ki Teitzei – September 2 – 11 Elul

By |August 25th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Ki Teitzei Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19, seventy-four of the Torah’s 613 commandments (mitzvot) are in the Parshah of Ki Teitzei. These include the laws of the beautiful captive, the inheritance rights of the firstborn, the wayward and rebellious son, burial and dignity of the dead, returning a lost object, sending […]

24 08, 2017

Day #1, 2 & 3 of a 30 day series of Torah thoughts by Rabbi Elan Adler.

By |August 24th, 2017|Israel|2 Comments

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

30 days/ 30 reflections leading to Rosh Hashanah
Day #1
A thought about sounding the shofar: at the beach, the lifeguard blows the whistle whenever someone goes too far, beyond the safety point. The shofar reminds us not to wander too far on the oceans of […]

23 08, 2017

Day #2 of a 30 day series of Torah thoughts by Rabbi Elan Adler.

By |August 23rd, 2017|Israel|0 Comments

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

30 days/ 30 reflections leading to Rosh Hashanah
Day #2
Here in Israel, anyone with foreign currency can go to one of many storefronts and get what they need. The name of the store is called “Change.” Simple, concise, done. “Change” is the theme of these […]

22 08, 2017

Welcome new Subscribers!

By |August 22nd, 2017|Current Events|0 Comments

 

Thank you for downloading the Hype or Hope eBook!

You are now added to our mailing list and will be among the first to receive our weekly newsletter.

Here’s what we do:

Root Source enables and encourages dialogue and relationships between Christians and Jews, and empowers Christians to learn like Jews have been learning for centuries. Our […]

22 08, 2017

One Man Studied Disasters and Eclipses in History. What He Discovered Will Surprise You

By |August 22nd, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News featured Root Source and acknowledged Bob O’Dell and Gidon Ariel’s understanding of  this rare Solar Eclipse!
A new approach to understanding Monday’s rare solar eclipse takes a historical look at the event, rejecting the usual “gloom-and-doom” atmosphere surrounding the eclipse and presenting it instead as a positive divine sign and cause […]

22 08, 2017

Information about the coming of the Messiah

By |August 22nd, 2017|Ask The Rabbi|0 Comments

 

Fred asked:
I would like to get information on the second coming of our savior and what to look for  as I have seen signs in the clouds of a hand from the wrist and the five fingers the only cloud in the sky another on of a sword that did not diminish when we […]

18 08, 2017

Shoftim – August 26 – 4 Elul

By |August 18th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9, Moses instructs the people of Israel to appoint judges and law enforcement officers in every city. “Justice, justice shall you pursue,” he commands them, and you must administer it without corruption or favoritism. Crimes must be meticulously investigated and evidence thoroughly examined—a minimum […]

17 08, 2017

Bob O’Dell talks about the eclipse!

By |August 17th, 2017|In The News, Current Events|2 Comments

On August 10, 2017, Root Source Co Founder Bob O’Dell was invited to guest on a radio station in Austin.

He was asked to talk a little bit about the eclipse.

Listen to the audio below!

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13 08, 2017

Israel Today, a symposium held at Temple Shalom in Dallas.

By |August 13th, 2017|Current Events|1 Comment

On August 7, 2017, We received an email from our good friend Vicki who informed us about a symposium that she attended in Dallas and how she wished we could have witnessed the event so unusual in that people of all walks, secular and religious, Jewish and Christian, came together with one thing […]

13 08, 2017

An Israeli Holocaust survivor and the world’s oldest man, dies at 113.

By |August 13th, 2017|video, In The News|0 Comments

The world’s oldest man, Israel Kristal has died on August 11, 2017, a month before his 114th birthday. As we all know, he was awarded and given a certificate as the world’s oldest man by the Guinness World Records. He survived the Holocaust and was the only survivor of his large Jewish family.

Last year, […]

11 08, 2017

Re’eh – August 19 – 27 Elul

By |August 11th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Re’eh Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17, “See,” says Moses to the people of Israel, “I place before you today a blessing and a curse”—the blessing that will come when they fulfill God’s commandments, and the curse if they abandon them. These should be proclaimed on Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal […]

6 08, 2017

Inspired Campaign Brings Hearts of Campus Millennials Closer to Israel, Torah

By |August 6th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video, In The News|2 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News covered Root Source Israel First! Campus Campaign Project.
Online educational institute Root Source is reaching out to thousands of millennial college students, one of the most desirable and difficult demographics for the pro-Israel cause, in order to spread the word of God’s prophetic work in the Holy Land.

The purpose of the […]

4 08, 2017

Eikev – August 12 – 20 Av

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

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Eikev  Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25, In the Parshah of Eikev (“Because”), Moses continues his closing address to the children of Israel, promising them that if they will fulfill the commandments (mitzvot) of the Torah, they will prosper in the Land they are about to conquer and settle in […]

1 08, 2017

Tisha B’Av – Day of Calamity

By |August 1st, 2017|Current Events|0 Comments

On August 1, the Jewish People will observe Tisha Be’Av, the somber fast day of remembrance for many and all calamities and tragedies that befell the Jewish People. Many Christian friends of Israel and the Jewish People are considering praying or fasting as a sign of fraternity and identification with the Jews on this day. […]

28 07, 2017

Va’etchanan – August 5 – 13 Av

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

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Va’etchanan Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11, Moses tells the people of Israel how he implored God to allow him to enter the Land of Israel, but God refused, instructing him instead to ascend a mountain and see the Promised Land.

Continuing his “review of the Torah,” Moses describes the Exodus from […]

24 07, 2017

Eve’s Add-on to the Commandment

By |July 24th, 2017|Ask The Rabbi|4 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 […]

9 07, 2017

A UNIQUE NATION INDEED

By |July 9th, 2017|In The News|1 Comment

 

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

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 […]

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 […]

27 06, 2017

Israel First! Campus Campaign

By |June 27th, 2017|Current Events|0 Comments

Shout out to Beth Cheng! Beth is a volunteer liaison in the Israel First Campus and Millennials Campaign. She had SO MUCH FUN distributing our books with her coworkers and friends!

THANK YOU BETH!

Become a liaison today!
sign up here >> root-source.com/rsliaison

 

 

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

24 02, 2017

Terumah – March 4 – 6 Adar

By |February 24th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|1 Comment

 

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, G‑d says to Moses, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, […]

10 02, 2017

Yitro – February 18 – 22 Shvat

By |February 10th, 2017|Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading|0 Comments

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Yitro Exodus 18:1–20:23, Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, hears of the great miracles which G‑d 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 assist […]

6 02, 2017

Interview: Doug Hamp – Part 5 – Christian Turnoff

By |February 6th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

What is it that Christians do that turned Jews off about Jesus? What’s the biggest Doctrine that Christians are teaching that is the most offensive to Jews?

Find out what Bob and Gidon think about it In Part 5 of this interview. ( see part 4 )

6 02, 2017

Interview: Doug Hamp – Part 4 – Torah

By |February 6th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|0 Comments

What is the Torah? Why is it important? Why should Christians not be afraid of this? Why might they want to embrace it?

Gidon Ariel answers these questions in Part 4 of this interview, (see part 3 here).

6 02, 2017

Interview: Doug Hamp – Part 3 – Relationship Restoration between Jews and Christians

By |February 6th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

What if the idea of Jubilee is the restoration of this extremely broken relationship or hateful relationship between Jews and Christian?

Part 3 of this interview, (see part 2 here) talks about the Relationship Restoration between Jews and Christian.

6 02, 2017

Interview: Doug Hamp – Part 2 – Judaism

By |February 6th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|2 Comments

In Part 2 of this interview, (see part 1 here),  Gidon answered Doug Hamp’s question: What does every Jew wish that every Christians know about Judaism and or the Torah?

6 02, 2017

Interview: Doug Hamp – Part 1 – Jubilee

By |February 6th, 2017|Root Source Interviews|0 Comments

This is part 1 of 5 series (see part 2).

What is happening with the Jubilee? An update which is going to involve some of the things that happened to President Trump as well as moving the embassy in Tel Aviv over to Jerusalem.

Join as Doug Hamp interviews Bob O’Dell and Gidon Ariel of Root […]

3 02, 2017

Beshalach – February 11 – 15 Shvat

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

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Beshalach 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. G‑d tells Moses to raise his staff over the water; the sea […]

4 12, 2016

Understanding Trump: Part 2 – Trump the Word Painter

By |December 4th, 2016|In The News|0 Comments

Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
Some decades ago in my high-tech career, I was on the staff of an industry veteran who was extremely careful, and I would add excruciatingly careful, with his spoken words. In business discussions, he would choose his words so slowly […]