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We are excited to announce a new Root Source Channel entitled Biblical Archaeology. This channel features Aaron Lipkin, son of Root Source favorite Avi Lipkin. This new channel already has 13 new videos that are immediately included with your Root Source membership!
Aaron has been called by God to educate the world about God’s truth […]
On Wednesday January 31, 2018 the Western USA and Canada, the Pacific and much of Asia will see the first total lunar eclipse since 4th and final Blood Moon that occurred on September 28, 2015. Every time a string of four Blood Moons appears in the sky, it is perfectly normal for there to be […]
Gidon is in the Dallas area through Tuesday January 16 and has multiple meetings there.
We don’t have prior permission to publish his meeting dates and locations, so we cannot write it on this blog. Gidon can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org during that trip.
Gidon then goes to the San Antonio on January 18th:
For those of you who have already signed up for our Root Source Israel trip, I look forward to meeting you! For those who have not, I want to give you 25 reasons to get moving and secure your spot without any more delay. Why 25? Read to the end!
Don’t miss out. Israel is […]
With a heavy heart we share the sad news of the passing of our beloved teacher MK Rabbi Yehuda Glick’s dear wife Yaffi.
Yaffi was Rabbi Yehuda’s faithful wife stood by his side during his activist years regarding the Temple Mount, and when he survived an assassin’s bullets in 2014. It was his turn to […]
A Message from Gidon and Bob:
]The act of expressing yourself can be challenging and difficult, but it can be rewarding as well.
The last two weeks we have featured blog posts from two regular readers at Root Source: Sharon L. Hogeda and Dennis Northington.
We want to encourage more readers to submit ideas to us as […]
We’re excited to share that Gidon is coming to the USA next month!
He will be visiting his family in New York from Thursday through Saturday, January 11-13;
then he will be in Texas, in the Austin/San Antonio/Dallas area, from Sunday through Sunday, January 14-21;
and finish up in south Florida, based in Boca Raton, from Monday […]
Watch Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Response to US President Donald Trump’s Statement.
This is a special broadcast of Root Source where Bob interviews Gidon Ariel about the December 6 announcement in which Trump declared Jerusalem the Capital of Israel, and initiates plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Bob O’Dell’s comments at a joint event on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration put on by Bridges for Peace and Israel 365. Gidon is asked about replacement theology. Bob shares his experience in how to talk to people about replacement theology, and then talks about what to be looking for in the […]
Gidon Ariel’s comments at a joint event on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration put on by Bridges for Peace and Israel 365. Gidon is asked about replacement theology.
Sorry about the video quality on this video. We didn’t even know we were being recorded on an iPad but Israel 365 was kind enough […]
We at Root Source are working full time to provide the best possible access to authentic Jewish wisdom taught by loving Israeli teachers for Christians worldwide.
We are excited to announce a major redesign of our site that will make your access to Root Source channels and lessons much easier, faster, cheaper […]
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 […]
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.
We are happy to share with you an article from our friends at ICEJ!
While much positive celebration will occur on or about October 31, 2017 in connection with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we feel it is appropriate to revisit a video we published over a year ago regarding the Antisemitism of Martin Luther, whose effects continue even today in more than 50 church building […]
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 […]
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 […]
The following is a series of four pictures that shows what the recent September 23rd event actually looked like in the twilight sky.
NOTE: For more information about what this event was all about, look at our previous blog post here.
Jupiter left the box, or “womb” of Virgo on September 8th. Here below is a picture of […]
Watch a balanced treatment of all sides of the controversial September 23, 2017 alignment in Virgo about Revelation 12.
End Times sign? False sign? Ignore it? Watch it?
Bob attempts to explain it all, then he presents a new perspective you probably never thought about, based on Jewish commentary.
NOTE: While this particular video is not typical for […]
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On August 10, 2017, Root Source Co Founder Bob O’Dell was invited to guest on a radio station in Austin.
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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 […]
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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Jerusalem 50th anniversary lighted bridge welcomes visitors into West Jerusalem.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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/
On Friday December 23rd, while Israel was rejoicing on Shabbat, Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Samantha Power finally unleashed their pent up anger against Israel. By colluding within the UN Security Council on the drafting of an anti-settlement resolution, and then by doing nothing to block that resolution, they brought worldwide condemnation upon Israel […]
Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
The three articles in this series suggested the following insights about Trump:
First, Trump, at heart, is a people person: the ultimate populist.
Second, Trump uses words like paint: captivating us with the colors, but we must remember that the picture he […]
Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
The first and second articles in this series suggested two main insights about Trump:
Trump, at heart, is a people person: the ultimate populist.
Trump uses words like paint: captivating us with the colors, but we must remember that the picture he […]
Once again, Breaking Israel News is host to another innovative op ed by Bob O’Dell!
In this article we begin to take on the challenge of trying to understand the man who will soon be leader of the free world, a man who has defied understanding for so many.
Who is this man?
What is his vision […]
CEO of Root Source Gidon Ariel shares his ideas about the recent USA elections.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enthusiastically congratulated Donald Trump after his upset win. As a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, what are the biggest changes that Netanyahu is hoping to get from Donald Trump relative to Barack Obama?
How is the “left” in […]
Here is the latest from Avi on his Judeo Christian Bible Bloc Party given in Jerusalem on October 19th, 2016.
Longtime followers of Root Source and other friends of mine know that while Root Source is my main activity, I am active in many other things, including living in a Jewish community (settlement) in Judea and Samaria.
With some of my neighbors, I pray weekly in a synagogue that serves as a memorial for two […]
Way back when we started Root Source, we felt like we were doing something important by bringing Jews and Christians together on the common “root source” of the shared beliefs of the Bible.
Who would be willing to try out this innovative idea, and even more so, who would remain? In those early conversations we […]
Yehuda Harel has been a long-time player in the story of the Golan Heights, and how it progressed from nothing more than a military buffer zone between Syria and Israel, to what is today a flowering and productive part of the nation.
It seems more than coincidence that the year the Yehuda wins the prize […]
The West’s Challenges: A Modern-Ancient Solution
By Gidon Ariel
There are quite a few challenges facing the West—and by extension, the entire world—today, some only tangentially related:
Morality: Since the 1960s, and some would point to periods even preceding the twentieth century, the redefinition of morals and social mores have been pushing the envelope, and this […]
Bob O’Dell will be speaking on the Jubilee, and its connection between the USA, United Kingdom, and Israel on September 10 at an event being sponsored by the Jerusalem Channel with longtime friends of Gidon and Bob: Peter and Christine Darg. The invitation to the event is below.
JERUSALEM JUBILEE YEAR PROPHETIC SUMMONS
10 September at the Founders Inn
This article is meant to encourage a few of you, in a topic that is rarely discussed: your life as it relates to TIME.
While it is common to think of ourselves in terms of categories like “introverted” or “extroverted”, “thinking” or “feeling”, etc, many of us have never been validated for the way in which we relate […]
Tisha Be’Av: Day of Calamity, Prayer for Redemption
By Allan Johnson
It’s time to do this. Time for all Gentile believers to join our hearts and hands with those of the people of Israel and of Jewish people throughout the world; joining with them in what they themselves have been doing for almost forever now – entering into […]
In this video Gidon Ariel tells two additional stories that will help Christians understand the perceptions of the Ninth of Av by Jews.
He first explains the reference to Jerusalem being plowed like a field, and the story of Rabbi Akiva who laughed at the destruction of the temple. The second story is of Napoleon’s […]
David Haivri’s daughter Hagar was married this year, and David has created two lessons on his channel related to this wedding.
Below is a second free excerpt from the second “wedding lesson” that he has included on his Root Source channel entitled: Israel and the Nations.
The lessons are narrated versions of the wedding, where he […]
David Haivri’s daughter Hagar was married this year. Below is a free excerpt from a new lesson that he has included on his Root Source channel entitled: Israel and the Nations.
The lesson is a narrated version of the wedding, where he has overlaid his commentary on top of the festivities, explaining what is going […]
Dr. Richard Harvey has set up a petition page for his fight to get the Judensau removed from Martin Luther’s church in Wittenberg, Germany.
See and sign the petition here.
NOTE: Richard says you do not need to donate! He is more interested in you sharing the link than in making donations!
If you didn’t see our […]
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The director of the Christian Friends of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Israel, is interviewed by Root Source and explains her story, the work of Yad Vashem, and her perspective on the future.
Gidon and Bob are some of the very first visitors to meet with Yehudah Glick after joining the Israeli Knesset.
This post shows the lighter side of Yehudah, but it also shows how passionate he is for one particular city in Israel, and how he wants to be a “different kind” of politician.
With God’s help he […]
Root Source presented a congratulations card to Yehudah Glick after he took office as Israel’s newest member of the Knesset.
Over 800 Root Source students and friends from around the world signed the card and wrote a blessing! Thank you!!!!!
In this brief video, Yehuda spontaneously picked one person’s blessing to read for all to hear!
Is it yours?
We were so happy to announce the great news about our good friend, Root Source teacher Rabbi Yehudah Glick, who was inducted to the Knesset last week.
We gave you an opportunity to sign a Congratulations card to him, and over FOUR HUNDRED of you did! That is wonderful!
Next week, with God’s help, Bob and Gidon will […]
At the Jerusalem Channel Passover Convocation, Gidon Ariel answered a question about how he views America and the Western World.
He gives a candid perspective on terrorism, immigration, moral decline, politics, protest and hope.
I am grateful to the Lord and very pleased to be able to report that Light2016.com is now filling up with hundreds of attendees already having told us they are planning to attend.
Our speakers include Bob Bakke, Jenifer LeClaire, Rick Curry, and more. But don’t just come to hear them speak, come to take action and PRAY and REPENT […]
When we wrote Israel FIRST!, we agreed to hold ourselves accountable regarding predictions made, which were listed in Appendix B of the book. Some of those predictions involved the financial peaks of nations.
The primary long-term financial predictions we made in Summer 2015 were:
The United States is a nation that is peaking and has reached […]
In our book Israel FIRST! we said all nations would be held accountable for their behavior before God. God increases the pressure to we might turn back to Him!
In this new Seven Year cycle we just entered, we have already seen an increase in God’s pressure all around the world.
How shall we respond? Or let me ask pose that question […]
Merv and Merla Watson talk about their latest adventure – celebrating Rosh HaShana (the New Year), also called Yom Teruah (the Feast of Trumpets).
Hearing this story for the very first time, Gidon then weighs in on what this might mean.
We are excited to break the news of what happened and to consider together with […]
At the end of a long week of work, Gidon told Bob a story of something that happened to him in Jerusalem a couple months back.
Bob ran and got the video camera and captured Gidon telling three or four of his favorite stories.
From time to time, Root Source hosts LIVE FREE webinars.
Our first such webinar was held in February 2016 with Seth Young introducing the topic of Biblical Hebrew and it was a smashing success! We have also featured Avi Lipkin, Ken Spiro and Gidon Ariel.
Our most recent webinar series was called: An Inside Look at […]
In this video, Gidon Ariel gives some of his perspectives about Benjamin Netanyahu, their work together in the Likud party, and the meaning of his name.
Root Source is announcing a new BONUS channel for all subscribers to Root Source: The Jubilee Channel. This channel is the place to watch all Root Source videos that are connected to the Jubilee year. Many have proposed that Jewish Year 5776 that began on September 14, 2015 and ends on October 2, 2016 […]
Bob O’Dell shares from his heart about what it is like to watch the interaction between Root Source students and the Jewish teachers. And the result is this video saying “Thank You”.
He also reveals something you probably don’t realize about an Orthodox Jewish family.
Oh, and what does any of that have to do […]
Root Source student Tom Moore from Northern Ireland, wants us to rejoice with him about the latest good news from the UK. The UK is trying to make it illegal to boycott Israeli products.
British Cabinet Minister Matthew Hancock was personally thanked by Benjamin Netanyahu shown here on a YouTube video.
and was also covered by […]
After Yehudah Glick left our interview with him, I, Bob, had the idea to ask Gidon Ariel a few questions about how he sees Yehudah.
Root source students who have taken the opportunity to enroll in Rabbi Ken Spiro’s tremendously well received class, Jewish History, Jewish Future, know that they have access to a gold mine of information presented in a fascinating, gripping way.
We are happy to give you this free lesson of Rabbi Ken’s, to whet your appetite […]
From time to time, Root Source hosts LIVE FREE webinars, showcasing one of our popular teachers.
Our first such webinar was held in February 2016 with Seth Young teaching Instant Biblical Hebrew and it was a smashing success!
When you register for this exclusive email announcement list, we will send you notifications of new webinars and […]
The mosquito borne Zika virus is getting much attention since the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an emergency warning on February 1. Is Zika being over-hyped as a precautionary reaction to the slow response to recognize the Ebola threat? Probably not! From April 2015 when the first case was diagnosed in Brazil to February 2016, there have already […]
Our meetings in the Knesset also included some fascinating people with whom we had the chance to snap a few photos.
Below is Member of Knesset (MK) Yoav Kisch who has the responsibility for the Knesset’s relationship with the United Kingdom. Yoav gave us the exciting news that the Knesset is working on plans to celebrate […]
Member of Knesset Zev Elkin has key roles in the government as Minister of Jerusalem and Immigrant Absorption.
We were delighted to meet him and present our new book.
Israeli Druze member of Knesset and Gidon Ariel go way back.
Here is a short video of us presenting Israel FIRST! to a senior member of the Likud party who is not Jewish, but still appreciates the importance of Christian Jewish relations.
We cannot thank enough how much his support means to so many in Israel […]
Root Source teacher, Dr. Rivkah Adler is one of the newest teachers we have, but is gaining a fast following on her channel.
In this interview she shares her story of how she decided to move to Israel, her interest in the role of women in Judaism, her feelings about teaching Christians, and her class Women […]
Yuli Edelstein is truly a modern day hero. His biography could have been the story of an Israelite judge.
Born in Ukraine, the former Soviet Union, Yuli was one of the best known “Prisoners of Zion,” sentenced to hard labor and exile to Siberian gulag for having the temerity to want to move to […]
We were so happy to visit David Ha’ivri, one of our top teachers at Root Source.
Besides being a great teacher, Israel advocate, and all around good guy:-), David is a farmer!
Watch this video to feel like you are getting down and dirty right there with him on the hills of Samaria!
In this brand new video Avi Lipkin, author, speaker and Root Source Israeli Jewish Teacher gives his no-nonsense take on why the confrontation between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran is so incredibly dangerous to the entire world, not just the Middle East.
This video is also as example of what you get when you […]
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Bob O’Dell explains why the Fourth Blood Moon came and went quietly on September 28, 2015.
This video discusses topics that are explained in detail in the book Israel FIRST! by Gidon Ariel and Bob O’Dell and was recorded from a talk given in Houston, Texas on October 11, 2015.
This short video tries to look […]
Gidon Ariel spoke at a conference of HaYovel in mid October 2015 and explained the story and ideals behind the Root Source project to bring Israeli Jews and Christians together around the Hebrew scriptures.
He is joined at the end by Christian friend Tommy Waller of HaYovel who explains how he sees the Root Source […]
There is no doubt that many if not all of our Root Source subscribers believe in the biblical promise to Abraham regarding the nations of the world (Genesis 12:3): “Those who bless you [Abraham’s descendants; the Jewish People] will be blessed.”
We wrote a full chapter about this in our book Israel FIRST! In fact, […]
Root Source’s visionary founder and CEO, Gidon Ariel, was invited to speak at the annual HaYovel gathering. We find out how Israel First! book, now an Amazon bestseller, was conceived.
Coincidence? Most assuredly not!
Root Source founder and CEO Gidon Ariel was invited to speak by HaYovel at its annual gathering earlier this month. For those who may not be familiar with this organization, HaYovel is a non-profit organization that brings Christian volunteers from all over the world to serve Jewish farmers in Israel.
In this less than 3-minute […]
Bob’s new video traces the origins of the recent wave of Palestinian Terrorist attacks to the Al Aqsa Mosque riot on September 13, 2015, (which was Elul 29, the last day of the previous Shemitah year), and connects them to the Jubilee Year that began only a few hours later.
He says God will bring […]
Last week, I shared with our Root Source subscribers that I am traveling to Florida for my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah. I offered to come meet with friends of Root Source, and I was very excited to see how many people responded to this offer. I’m going for eight days, four of which I am […]
On Monday, April 20, Root Source hosted a Celebratory Launch event in the Menachem Begin Heritage Center overlooking Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
Among other great speakers who came to bless Root Source on its special day, co-founder Bob O’Dell presented never before revealed research about Blood Moons, that included a startling announcement that a Blood […]
If you missed praying for the Peace of Jerusalem during the April 4 blood moon, this video shows the 4 minutes and 44 seconds during which Christians prayed for the Peace of Jerusalem out of Psalms 122.
The music, which is the Israel National Anthem, marks the beginning of when you should start praying for […]
We are still running on the roller coaster, but the event by the Temple Mount was phenomenal.
Here are the recordings from the event, thanks to our new friend Wiley Drake who was at the event in the Old City of Jerusalem:
As you know I have suggested that Christians and Jews pray Isaiah 11:9 at 10:18AM GMT during the two minutes that the Sun’s shadow is over the North Pole. Many Christians like to pray spontaneous prayers, while others appreciate the opportunity to pray a well-crafted thoughtfully considered prayer.
For those that prefer the latter, I […]
This lesson gives the background of the Total Solar Eclipse on March 20th 2015, and introduces the overall Blood Moons Course.
The goal of the course is to help people learn how to ask the right questions in order to make up their own minds about whether the Blood Moons have a meaning, and if […]
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 of […]
We launched last week.
So far, we are still VERY excited, and people are telling us how the service we are providing is something they’ve been praying for for years!
I know that I’ve been praying for this kind of thing – Jews and Christians learning God’s Torah and wisdom together – for more than a […]
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, but introducing […]
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