Burning issues of today, that might still be here tomorrow

13 02, 2018

Announcing a New Root Source Channel!

By |February 13th, 2018|video, Current Events|0 Comments

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 […]

28 01, 2018

See a Red — Not Blue — Lunar Eclipse On Wednesday

By |January 28th, 2018|Current Events|4 Comments

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 […]

10 01, 2018

Gidon Ariel is in Texas Right Now!

By |January 10th, 2018|Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon Ariel is in Texas Right Now!

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:  gidon@root-source.com    during that trip.

Gidon then goes to the San Antonio on January 18th:

Thursday […]

8 01, 2018

Read: 25 Reasons to Join us in Israel this April – by Bob O’Dell

By |January 8th, 2018|Current Events|Comments Off on Read: 25 Reasons to Join us in Israel this April – by Bob O’Dell

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 […]

1 01, 2018

Condolences to Rabbi Yehuda Glick

By |January 1st, 2018|In The News, Current Events|95 Comments

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 […]

31 12, 2017

Guest Blog: YOU!

By |December 31st, 2017|Current Events|2 Comments

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 […]

11 12, 2017

Gidon Ariel is coming to the USA! January 2018

By |December 11th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon Ariel is coming to the USA! January 2018

Hi!

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 […]

11 12, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Response to US President Donald Trump’s Statement

By |December 11th, 2017|video, In The News, Current Events, Israel|Comments Off on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Response to US President Donald Trump’s Statement

Watch Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Response to US President Donald Trump’s Statement.

10 12, 2017

Gidon Reacts to Trump Declaration about Jerusalem

By |December 10th, 2017|video, Current Events|5 Comments

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.

17 11, 2017

Bob Speaks About Replacement Theology and Balfour Declaration

By |November 17th, 2017|video, Current Events, Theology|2 Comments

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 […]

17 11, 2017

Gidon Speaks out on Replacement Theology

By |November 17th, 2017|video, Current Events, Theology|6 Comments

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 […]

16 11, 2017

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – New Membership Model for Root Source

By |November 16th, 2017|Current Events|2 Comments

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Dear Friends,   

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 […]

11 11, 2017

Gidon Ariel of Root Source was quoted in BIN article.

By |November 11th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon Ariel of Root Source was quoted in BIN article.

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 […]

5 11, 2017

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

By |November 5th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on In big anniversary year for Israel, Christian Zionists see signs of the Messiah

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 […]

1 11, 2017

The Reformation and Israel: Some Unfinished Business

By |November 1st, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on The Reformation and Israel: Some Unfinished Business

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

Continue Reading>>>

23 10, 2017

Revisiting the Antisemitism of Martin Luther at 500th Anniversary

By |October 23rd, 2017|Current Events|3 Comments

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 […]

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|Comments Off on Gidon Ariel Speaks at Feast of Tabernacles Sukkot Event in Jerusalem

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 […]

24 09, 2017

Pictures of the Revelation 12 – September 23rd Event!

By |September 24th, 2017|Current Events, Theology|3 Comments

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 […]

7 09, 2017

September 23rd, 2017: Hype or Hope? The Revelation 12 Controversy

By |September 7th, 2017|video, Current Events|16 Comments

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 […]

22 08, 2017

Welcome new Subscribers!

By |August 22nd, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on Welcome new Subscribers!

 

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 […]

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!

Get your FREE ebook now!

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 […]

1 08, 2017

Tisha B’Av – Day of Calamity

By |August 1st, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on Tisha B’Av – Day of Calamity

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. […]

27 06, 2017

Israel First! Campus Campaign

By |June 27th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on Israel First! Campus Campaign

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

 

 

27 06, 2017

feedback

By |June 27th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on feedback

15 06, 2017

THE NEW CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

By |June 15th, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on THE NEW CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

 

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|Current Events|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|Current Events|Comments Off on Do You Live In One Of These States?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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|Comments Off on Jerusalem 50: Welcome to Jerusalem

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

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, […]

26 04, 2017

Gidon Ariel at the 2017 Jerusalem Channel Passover Convocation

By |April 26th, 2017|Current Events|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|Current Events|Comments Off on Root Source Campus Campaign – Next Level!

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 […]

3 04, 2017

New Bonus Channel Added – 2017 Broadcast Archives

By |April 3rd, 2017|Current Events|Comments Off on New Bonus Channel Added – 2017 Broadcast Archives

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/

 

24 12, 2016

UN Resolution 2334 – What To Watch in the Days Ahead

By |December 24th, 2016|Current Events|5 Comments

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 […]

18 12, 2016

Understanding Trump: ​​​​​​​Part 4 – One Of A Kind?

By |December 18th, 2016|In The News, Current Events|Comments Off on Understanding Trump: ​​​​​​​Part 4 – One Of A Kind?

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 […]

11 12, 2016

Understanding Trump: Part 3 – What Trump Wants

By |December 11th, 2016|In The News, Current Events|1 Comment

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 […]

27 11, 2016

Understanding Trump: Part 1: How He Sees the World

By |November 27th, 2016|Current Events|2 Comments

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 […]

11 11, 2016

Gidon Discusses the USA Elections

By |November 11th, 2016|Current Events, Israel|2 Comments

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 […]

3 11, 2016

Avi Lipkin’s New Political Party – Latest Update

By |November 3rd, 2016|In The News, Current Events|2 Comments

Here is the latest from Avi on his Judeo Christian Bible Bloc Party given in Jerusalem on October 19th, 2016.

28 10, 2016

Terror Strikes Close: Anti Semitic Arson Attack on Gidon’s Synagogue

By |October 28th, 2016|In The News, Current Events, Israel|6 Comments

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 […]

30 09, 2016

The Gideon 300

By |September 30th, 2016|Current Events|17 Comments

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 […]

14 09, 2016

Who is Yehuda Harel – Zionism Prize – Winner 3

By |September 14th, 2016|video, Current Events|Comments Off on Who is Yehuda Harel – Zionism Prize – Winner 3

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 […]

12 09, 2016

The West’s Challenges: A Modern-Ancient Solution

By |September 12th, 2016|video, Current Events|2 Comments

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 […]

4 09, 2016

Meet Bob in Virginia on September 10th

By |September 4th, 2016|Current Events|3 Comments

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
It […]

27 08, 2016

Are You a “Burst Time” Person?

By |August 27th, 2016|Current Events|5 Comments

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 […]

8 08, 2016

An Invitation for Christians to Pray on Sunday August 14

By |August 8th, 2016|Current Events|1 Comment

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 […]

8 08, 2016

Ninth of Av: Two Additional Stories from Gidon

By |August 8th, 2016|Current Events|1 Comment

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 […]

28 07, 2016

More from David’s Daughter’s Wedding

By |July 28th, 2016|video, Current Events|Comments Off on More from David’s Daughter’s Wedding

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 […]

21 07, 2016

David’s Daughter’s Just Got Married!

By |July 21st, 2016|video, Current Events|3 Comments

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 […]

13 07, 2016

Judensau – Sign the Petition

By |July 13th, 2016|Current Events|Comments Off on Judensau – Sign the Petition

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 […]

28 06, 2016

Ten MILLION hits at root-source.com!!

By |June 28th, 2016|Current Events|Comments Off on Ten MILLION hits at root-source.com!!

Can you believe it?
Look what WordPress is telling us!

Please help us celebrate! Tell a friend or two about Root Source so we will get to the twenty million mark that much faster!

22 06, 2016

Susanna Kokkonen on Yad Vashem

By |June 22nd, 2016|video, Current Events|Comments Off on Susanna Kokkonen on Yad Vashem

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.

21 06, 2016

Behind the Scenes – Yehudah Glick First Days in Office

By |June 21st, 2016|video, Current Events|4 Comments

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 […]

9 06, 2016

Which Blessing Will Yehudah Glick Read?

By |June 9th, 2016|video, Current Events|4 Comments

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?

29 05, 2016

Congratulations to our teacher, MK Rabbi Yehudah Glick!

By |May 29th, 2016|Current Events|1 Comment

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 […]

6 05, 2016

Gidon’s Perspective on the West

By |May 6th, 2016|video, Current Events|4 Comments

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.

13 04, 2016

Strong Response to Light2016

By |April 13th, 2016|Current Events|Comments Off on Strong Response to Light2016

 

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 […]

6 04, 2016

Prediction Update: Are We Peaking or Not?

By |April 6th, 2016|Prediction Updates, Current Events|Comments Off on Prediction Update: Are We Peaking or Not?

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 […]

31 03, 2016

Repenting for America’s Sins

By |March 31st, 2016|Current Events|3 Comments

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 […]

18 03, 2016

Merv and Merla – Create New Rosh Hashana Celebration

By |March 18th, 2016|video, Current Events, Israel|9 Comments

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 […]

9 03, 2016

Gidon’s Light-hearted God-Stories

By |March 9th, 2016|video, Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon’s Light-hearted God-Stories

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.

Length: 9:19

6 03, 2016

Sign up for our Root Source Webinars announcement list

By |March 6th, 2016|Current Events|Comments Off on Sign up for our Root Source Webinars announcement list

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 […]

1 03, 2016

Gidon Speaks about Netanyahu

By |March 1st, 2016|video, Current Events|2 Comments

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.

1 03, 2016

Root Source Announces New Jubilee Channel

By |March 1st, 2016|video, Current Events|20 Comments

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 […]

25 02, 2016

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Root Source Students!

By |February 25th, 2016|video, Current Events|5 Comments

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 […]

19 02, 2016

Good News for the United Kingdom

By |February 19th, 2016|video, In The News, Current Events|Comments Off on Good News for the United Kingdom

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 […]

17 02, 2016

After Yehudah Leaves, Gidon Comments!

By |February 17th, 2016|video, Current Events|Comments Off on After Yehudah Leaves, Gidon Comments!

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.

Wow!

 

 

15 02, 2016

Meet Rabbi Ken Spiro, History Teacher extraordinaire!

By |February 15th, 2016|Current Events|7 Comments

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 […]

15 02, 2016

Sign up for our Instant Biblical Hebrew Webinar!

By |February 15th, 2016|Current Events|14 Comments

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 […]

7 02, 2016

Zika Virus: Is it Judgment?

By |February 7th, 2016|Current Events|18 Comments

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 […]

3 02, 2016

Cool Knesset People!

By |February 3rd, 2016|Current Events, Israel|Comments Off on Cool Knesset People!

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 […]

24 01, 2016

Presenting Israel FIRST! to Zev Elkin

By |January 24th, 2016|video, Current Events|Comments Off on Presenting Israel FIRST! to Zev Elkin

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.

24 01, 2016

Ayoob Kara and Gidon Have a Long Friendship

By |January 24th, 2016|video, Current Events|Comments Off on Ayoob Kara and Gidon Have a Long Friendship

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 […]

24 01, 2016

Rivkah Adler Shares from her Story and Her Heart

By |January 24th, 2016|Current Events|8 Comments

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 […]

18 01, 2016

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Root Source – Israel FIRST!

By |January 18th, 2016|video, Current Events|Comments Off on Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Root Source – Israel FIRST!

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 […]

18 01, 2016

David Ha’ivri Welcomes You To His Holy Land!

By |January 18th, 2016|video, Current Events|6 Comments

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!

9 01, 2016

Saudi Arabia vs. Iran – Will it Trigger WW3?

By |January 9th, 2016|Current Events|8 Comments

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 […]

14 12, 2015

Light from Zion Book Discussion

By |December 14th, 2015|Current Events|Comments Off on Light from Zion Book Discussion

Thank you for coming to this page! Please leave your comments below and with God’s help a community will take life here!

12 11, 2015

Blood Moons – Why No Fireworks on September 28

By |November 12th, 2015|Current Events|Comments Off on Blood Moons – Why No Fireworks on September 28

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 […]

8 11, 2015

Gidon Ariel Explains the Ideals Behind Root Source

By |November 8th, 2015|Current Events|7 Comments

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 […]

8 11, 2015

How can you bless Root Source?

By |November 8th, 2015|Current Events|Comments Off on How can you bless 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, […]

30 10, 2015

The Story Behind Israel First! Book

By |October 30th, 2015|video, Current Events|Comments Off on The Story Behind Israel First! Book

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.

Baruch Hashem!  

Coincidence? Most assuredly not!

30 10, 2015

Gidon Ariel About Our Teachers

By |October 30th, 2015|video, Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon Ariel About Our Teachers

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 […]

19 10, 2015

Why This Terror?

By |October 19th, 2015|Current Events, Theology|9 Comments

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 […]

10 05, 2015

Gidon is Coming to America!

By |May 10th, 2015|Current Events|Comments Off on Gidon is Coming to America!

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 […]

21 04, 2015

Blood Moons – Gift To The Jews

By |April 21st, 2015|video, Current Events|18 Comments

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 […]

4 04, 2015

Video From April 4 2015 Blood Moon

By |April 4th, 2015|video, Current Events, Theology|25 Comments

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 […]

22 03, 2015

Solar Eclipse Prayer Event Resounding, Divine Success!

By |March 22nd, 2015|Current Events|6 Comments

Shalom friends,

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:

For […]

18 03, 2015

Special Prayer for Nissan 1 Eclipse

By |March 18th, 2015|Current Events, Theology|35 Comments

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 […]

12 03, 2015

Introduction to Blood Moons (The Blood Moons Course, Part One)

By |March 12th, 2015|Current Events|97 Comments

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 […]

25 11, 2014

The Jerusalem Synagogue Terror Attack – The Facts And The Feelings

By |November 25th, 2014|video, Current Events|4 Comments

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 […]

30 09, 2014

Root Source Israeli Jews Teaching Christians

By |September 30th, 2014|Current Events|1 Comment

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 […]

15 09, 2014

All beginnings are hard

By |September 15th, 2014|Current Events|2 Comments

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 […]

16 08, 2013

video contest!

By |August 16th, 2013|video, Current Events|Comments Off on video contest!

Please comment below with the name of the video you liked best!

The video with the most comments will will a Root Source package worth over $1500!

Click here for rules of the contest.

Participation (uploading videos) and voting (commenting) is only open to subscribers to our free newsletter.