blog posts featuring videos of fascinating places in Israel.

29 10, 2017

RS Tours: Understanding the Battle of Be’er Sheva

By |October 29th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|1 Comment

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of Be’er Sheva that was the key victory that took the Holy Land out of the hands of the Ottoman Turks, after 400 years of continuous rule.

Be’er Sheva was their stronghold and the key to Palestine. A surprise attack by the British and ANZAC forces combined to […]

4 10, 2017

RS Tours: Golan 9 – Temple of Pan & Redemption

By |October 4th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

Root Source concludes its 9-part series on the Golan by taking you to the Temple of Pan, the Pan Grotto, and explains the supreme importance of this site.

We also conclude the tour.

Part 9 of 9.

 

Direct YouTube links to other videos in this series you may have missed:

See part 1 here: https://youtu.be/bnhSheFwChg
See part 2 here: […]

4 10, 2017

RS Tours: Golan 8 – Mount Hermon – Site of Transfiguration?

By |October 4th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|6 Comments

Root Source takes you to the base of Mount Hermon and we listen in on Yair Mazur speak about it being a viable candidate for the Mount of Transfiguration.  Can you guess what problem the “Mount Hermon location” solves?  Hint: it brings the New Testament into full agreement with words recorded in the Torah by […]

29 09, 2017

RS Tours: The Druze and Mount Hermon

By |September 29th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|1 Comment

Root Source Tours takes you into Druze towns along the Israeli-Syrian border and explains why there is a spring at the base of Mount Hermon.

Part 7 of 9.   6 minutes.

23 09, 2017

RS Tours: Mount Bental and UN Observers

By |September 23rd, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|5 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you up onto Mount Bental in the Golan and tells you what some Israeli’s say privately about the UN Observers stationed along the Israeli-Syrian border.

In addition, if you don’t at least laugh a little bit at the end of this segment, Bob says you must not know English!

Part 6 of several.

 

30 08, 2017

RS Tours: Eclipse Trip – Sights & Sounds Behind the Scenes

By |August 30th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|1 Comment

Root Source takes you behind the scenes of the Great American August 21 Total Solar Eclipse and shows you our best photos, time lapse footage, and background stories of the event.

19 08, 2017

RS Tours: Golan Heights Overlook

By |August 19th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|0 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you up onto an Israeli volcano to see the best overlook in the Golan Heights shows you the border between Syria and Israel.

See the difference between what Israel has done with the land and Syria.

Part 5 of several.

 

See part 1 here: https://youtu.be/bnhSheFwChg
See part 2 here: https://youtu.be/dADj4oLVEN4
See part 3 here: https://youtu.be/SsHfglFoL4U
See […]

9 08, 2017

RS Tours: The Syrian Ghost Town

By |August 9th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|0 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you up onto the Golan Heights and shows you a Syrian Ghost Town, its former headquarters in the Golan pre-1967.

See the torture room in the basement where they would electrocute their own Syrian soldiers. No graphic images are shown.

Part 4 of several.

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

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 […]

30 07, 2017

Root Source on the Temple Mount

By |July 30th, 2017|Root Source Tours|4 Comments

Among other areas of interest that Root Source’s Gidon Ariel has, he is also an activist for the Temple Mount.
Join him as he was one of the few people who succeeded in visiting the Mount during the two weeks that no Muslims were there, as there was a boycott because of the metal detectors […]

12 07, 2017

RS Tours: The Israeli Spy in the Golan

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

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

Part 3 of several.

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

7 07, 2017

A Giant “Cross” in Galilee

By |July 7th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|0 Comments

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

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

5 07, 2017

RS Tours: Inside a Yeshiva – Part 2

By |July 5th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

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

Part 2 of 2.

 

5 07, 2017

RS Tours: Inside a Yeshiva – Part 1

By |July 5th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|0 Comments

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

Part 1 of 2.

28 06, 2017

RS Tours: Golan – A Rebuilt Synagogue

By |June 28th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|1 Comment

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

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

23 06, 2017

RS Tours: Ascending the Golan Heights

By |June 23rd, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|3 Comments

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

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

16 06, 2017

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

By |June 16th, 2017|Root Source Tours, video|0 Comments

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

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

Part 4 of 4.

8 06, 2017

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

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

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

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

18 05, 2017

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

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

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

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

Part 2 of 4.

13 05, 2017

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

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

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

Part 1 of 4.

19 04, 2017

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

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

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

Part 3 of 3.

19 04, 2017

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

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

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

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

13 04, 2017

Root Source Tours: Aqaba Jordan – Part 1 – Overview

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

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

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

22 03, 2017

Story of the Temple Mount – Part 1

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

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

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

21 03, 2017

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

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

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

21 03, 2017

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

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

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

16 03, 2017

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

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

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

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

14 03, 2017

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

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

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

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

27 02, 2017

Root Source Tours: Giant Footprints in Israel – Part 3

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

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

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

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

27 02, 2017

Root Source Tours: Giant Footprints in Israel – Part 2

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

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

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

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

24 02, 2017

Root Source Tours: Giant Footprints in Israel – Part 1

By |February 24th, 2017|Root Source Tours|3 Comments

Root Source Tours takes you to see the mysterious, giant Footprints near the Jordan River in Israel. Part 1 of 3. Hosted by tour guide Aaron Lipkin.

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

16 02, 2017

Root Source Tours – Glass Museum in Arad – Unexplainable!

By |February 16th, 2017|Root Source Tours|2 Comments

We take you to the amazing Glass Museum in Arad, Israel.

Gidon Friedman has managed to create sculptures in glass that seem to defy what is humanly possible! Watch to learn why!

For more information on the glass museum in Arad, go to http://www.warmglassil.com/

8 02, 2017

Root Source Tours: Beersheva – Part 2 – City and Cistern

By |February 8th, 2017|Root Source Tours|1 Comment

Root Source concludes its tour of: Tel Be’er Sheva, the site of the ancient wells of Abraham.

In part 2 we conclude with a look at the city, the cistern and learn why it is a triangle city, and take a look at its cistern.

For more information on Marianna Gol and Streams in the Desert go […]

4 02, 2017

Root Source Tours: Beersheva – Part 1 – Look Down Abraham’s Well

By |February 4th, 2017|Root Source Tours|1 Comment

Marianna Gol of Streams in the Desert gives Root Source viewers a personal tour of one of her favorite place in Israel: Tel Sheva, also known as Tel Be’er Sheva, the site of Beersheva, the ancient wells of Abraham.

 

27 01, 2017

Teaser: A LOT of exclusive interviews and tours are coming soon!

By |January 27th, 2017|Root Source Tours, Root Source Interviews|1 Comment

Root Source co-founder and director Bob O’Dell visits Israel three or four times a year (or more). Some of these thoroughly enjoyable trips are spent with Gidon, discussing Root Source business and strategy, but also visiting a lot of off-the-beaten-track places and visiting under-the-radar people.

Bob recently returned from a January trip, and his camera’s […]

20 01, 2017

Gidon Talks about the Jordan River Valley

By |January 20th, 2017|Root Source Tours|4 Comments

Gidon shows us the sites and layout of the west bank of the Jordan river, and the overall Jordan River Valley.

28 12, 2016

City of David – Part 4 of 4

By |December 28th, 2016|Root Source Tours|5 Comments

Root Source takes you along the Stepped Road and a view of the Pool of Siloam at the City of David. Part 4 of 4.

28 12, 2016

City of David – Part 3

By |December 28th, 2016|Root Source Tours|6 Comments

Root Source takes you down into the Gihon Spring and Hezekiah’s tunnel beneath the City of David.

The walk includes a time-lapse video that turns a 40 minute walk in the tunnel into less than 1 minutes. Part 3 of 4.

28 12, 2016

City of David – Part 2

By |December 28th, 2016|Root Source Tours|2 Comments

Root Source takes a look at a two-story, four-room home in the times of the Kings, as well as the Kidron valley and some of the tombs of the kings. Part 2 of 4.

28 12, 2016

City of David – Part 1

By |December 28th, 2016|Root Source Tours|2 Comments

Root Source takes a look at the whole City of David from one of the best lookout points around. Part 1 of 4.

10 12, 2016

Model of Jerusalem at Israel Museum

By |December 10th, 2016|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source made brief stop at the Israel Museum to film the Model of Jerusalem in the second temple period, the Shrine of the Book where the dead sea scrolls are displayed, and a few other exhibits.

See the second temple, the city of David, Mount Zion, Herods Palace, Solomon’s Palace, and the two possible […]

7 12, 2016

Psalm 51 Revisited

By |December 7th, 2016|Root Source Tours|9 Comments

A few posts ago, we shared an impromptu moment of a Christian and a Jew playing a song about Psalm 51 on the top of Mount Zion near the Tomb of David.

Leslie Howard has now provided us with a studio recording of the same piece of music and the lyrics down below.

We hope you […]

5 12, 2016

Musical Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee

By |December 5th, 2016|Root Source Tours|1 Comment

Take a short musical boat ride on Lake Kinneret, which means Harp. The ride begins at the Northwest shore and ends in Tiberias.

This event was one part of a tour-day put on by Jerusalem Channel’s Feast of Tabernacles conference in October 2016.

3 12, 2016

The Magdala Synagogue

By |December 3rd, 2016|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Magdala is a town north of Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee.

This brief video gives a description of a Synagogue that was active in the second temple period and was discovered in 2009.  It was almost certainly visited by Jesus.

30 11, 2016

Jew and Christian – Play Psalm 51 – Impromptu

By |November 30th, 2016|Root Source Tours|1 Comment

Leslie Howard of Ireland visited Jerusalem during the 2016 Sukkot holidays.

While at the top of Mount Zion he asks a Jewish musician to join him in his original song based on Psalm 51.

 

Video provided by Leslie Howard.

28 11, 2016

Tower of David – Excavations under Herod’s Palace

By |November 28th, 2016|Root Source Tours|2 Comments

In Part 5 and the Conclusion of our series on about the Tower of David, Root Source walks a few hundred yards south of the David Citadel, and travels down in elevation and in time.

Listens in as tour guide Shay Kedem takes us underneath Herod’s Palace for a look at what lies beneath.

28 11, 2016

Tower of David Museum – Exhibits

By |November 28th, 2016|Root Source Tours|2 Comments

Root Source continues with Part 4 of its series on the Tower of David Museum.

Bob O’Dell took photographs of a few of the exhibits and explains some of the museum displays in his narration.

18 11, 2016

Meet the Curator of the Tower of David Museum

By |November 18th, 2016|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

Root Source continues  with Part 3 of its series on the Tower of David Museum.

Eilat Lieber is the Director and Chief Curator of the Tower of David Museum. In this brief video she tells about herself and the plans for the museum.

18 11, 2016

West Jerusalem Viewed from the David Citadel

By |November 18th, 2016|Root Source Tours|1 Comment

Root Source presents Part 2 of a special tour of the Tower of David Museum given by its Director and Chief Curator, Eilat Lieber.

This brief video looks at West Jerusalem landmarks, and among other things, tells the tragic story of the 1947 bombing at the King David Hotel.

11 11, 2016

Viewing Jerusalem from the Tower of David

By |November 11th, 2016|Root Source Tours|0 Comments

We had the chance to tour portions of the Tower of David Museum just inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.

This first video takes us all the way to the top of the tower, to see one of the most beautiful views in all of Jerusalem, to get a special introduction […]

17 07, 2016

A Visit to the Temple Mount

By |July 17th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

In this video, Gidon Ariel gives background information about Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and a bit of discussion about its status today, and concludes with a report from a visit he took together with Amichai and Rina Ariel, parents of Hallel who was murdered by terrorists in June 2016.

For more information about this special visit […]

25 05, 2016

Gidon and Bob – Speak to Tour Group 5

By |May 25th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

In this part 5 this series concludes with Bob suggesting what are the two great blessings that one receives from visiting Israel.

The first one has to do with the Bible, and the second blessing is custom-made!

Thanks goes to Trey Graham and his tour group for such interesting questions.

25 05, 2016

Gidon and Bob – Speak to Tour Group 4

By |May 25th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|3 Comments

In part 4 Gidon gets personal, explaining how this journey of working with Christians has impacted his family and his community.

He also covers how Jews perceive Christians, his family’s reaction to nearby terrorism, and an answer to the question:

What is the most important thing these tour participants should take home with them?

25 05, 2016

Gidon and Bob – Speak to Tour Group 3

By |May 25th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|6 Comments

In part 3 Bob O’Dell, after revealing two or three quick things that touch him about Jewish prayer, tells his own personal story of how God led him away from high-tech and how he ended up meeting Gidon in Jerusalem.

He also gives the story of Israel FIRST! and the behind-the-scenes story between he and […]

25 05, 2016

Gidon and Bob – Speak to Tour Group 2

By |May 25th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

In part 2, Gidon Ariel explains how Jews pray, Tefillin, and shows them his own prayer shawl. He also explains how the word Torah is a hint to the number of commandments that Jews must keep.

25 05, 2016

Gidon and Bob – Speak to Tour Group 1

By |May 25th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|0 Comments

Gidon and Bob were invited to speak with an Israel Tour group that was brought over by Pastor Trey Graham of Dallas Texas.

In part 1, Gidon Ariel tells his story of coming to Israel and how he decided to try to become a bridge between the Jewish world and the Christian world.

6 05, 2016

Gidon in your Tour Guide in Hebron – 2

By |May 6th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

Gidon Ariel leads a tour group through the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

This is a chance to see Gidon in action as a tour guide, and to hear a perspective on the Cave of the Patriarchs that you won’t get anywhere else.  Part 2 of 2.

6 05, 2016

Gidon is your Tour Guide in Hebron – 1

By |May 6th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

Gidon Ariel leads a tour group through the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

This is a chance to see Gidon in action as a tour guide, and to hear a perspective on the Cave of the Patriarchs that you won’t get anywhere else.  Part 1 of 2.

6 05, 2016

Digging for Temple Mount Treasure!

By |May 6th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|2 Comments

In this video we tag along with Jerusalem Channel Passover Convocation hosted by Christine Darg, as they take a field trip to an archaeological dig site – the Temple Mount Sifting Project on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem.

This is the world’s largest public educational program to teach people how to look for historical artifacts on a […]

22 04, 2016

First Ever Celebration of Joshua’s Crossing

By |April 22nd, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|6 Comments

Root Source just captured another “first” in Israel.

In this video at Qasr Al Yehud, Gidon Ariel describes the first-ever Jewish celebration of Joshua’s crossing of the Jordan river on Nissan 10, just five days before Passover.

This site is also historic because it was the place where John the Baptist performed his baptisms, including the baptism […]

18 01, 2016

Bob’s Whirlwind Israel Tour!

By |January 18th, 2016|Root Source Tours, video|3 Comments

Bob just finished a whirlwind trip to Israel, and together with Gidon met a LOT of Israeli VIPs and made much progress in Root Source!

We will drill deeper over the next few weeks, describing some of our meetings, but for now we will just list [most of!] them:

Shlomo Kalish, founding partner of Jerusalem Global […]