Questions and statements about God and how He relates to his world.
We now conclude our Jubilee series with our final article just posted on Breaking Israel News.
Breaking Israel News will be publishing our conclusion in the next week, and we will publish it in next week’s newsletter. In the mean time here is a diagram that will be expanded and explained in our conclusion!
That crazy title is not a typo, and we will explain it later. But first, listen up!
We are almost ready to solve the Mystery of the Lost Jubilee! You have been on a journey with us, as if we were all players in a grand mystery movie. We are at the point in […]
Below are links to every article of the mystery series written by Bob O’Dell and Gidon Ariel.
Start reading from the top of this list, or go to the bottom, and find links in each article to the previous one.
The first 18 articles plus other material not included in this article series, may be found in […]
In the past twenty-seven articles and our book Jubilee Now, we have looked at the Jubilee year from both Jewish and Christian perspectives to examine whether God might be restoring to the world an identification of the Jubilee calendar as described in Leviticus Chapter 25. The idea was basically that 1967 was such a […]
The Mystery of the Lost Jubilee: Did We Ever Solve it?
Now that we have finished 2017, we need to keep our promise we made you in fall of 2015, to study, review and try to figure out whether a Jubilee is happening or not, and to write what we learn.
Are the Jubilees happening on a Calendar […]
We heard a story from Root Source friend Dennis Northington about his interaction with a homeless person during Hanukkah and asked him to write it up for us. Enjoy!
I love the burgers and fries at a food trailer in downtown Austin, Texas called Downtown Burgers. They are the best.
Eating there tastes like heaven on […]
The following piece was sent to us by Sharon L. Hogeda, regarding the recent declaration on Jerusalem by President Trump, and we asked her permission to publish it.
“D.C. David’s Capital”
Pres. Trump recognizes reality, courageously declares Jerusalem Israel’s capital 12/06/2017. Trump declares “new approach to conflict between Israel and Palestinians.” That takes guts!
“We have enemies? […]
Bob O’Dell retells the story of the first Gentile Christian, Cornelius. While this talk is consistent with the text of Acts, Bob reasons from the text to fill in a few of the details to bring the story alive.
Then Bob reveals his own opinions about the story, and what we can learn from it […]
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 […]
For those who consider that the Bible is an accurate representation of history, or entirely from God, the widely published idea that a solar eclipse could corroborate those events seems like good news for sure. Not so fast, please.
Yes, at one level, I suppose that if someone had decided that the Exodus was just a […]
In one week, Christians will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation that was led by Martin Luther.
In that same week, Israel and the Nations will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheva and the surprise charge by the Australians that won it.
Later that same week we will celebrate the British […]
We are happy to share this heartfelt confession from our good friend Tommy Waller at Hayovel.
What do you think of it? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.
Click here to see the original Hayovel blogpost.
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 […]
Root Source teacher Rabbi Adler has started a 30 day series of Torah thoughts.
Monday, September 18, 30 days/30 reflections toward Rosh Hashanah,
During my 25 years in the American rabbinate I bristled when I was asked to supply the Hebrew date on a monument for the cemetery. I’d be shown the rest of the wording on […]
Negative or positive?
All eclipses are the subject of prophetic speculation. Is that hype? And what about hope?
We weigh evidence on both sides of the question. Both historical and biblical prophecy views are presented, and then we ask you to decide for yourself!
Where are they now? We see them every day!
Bob O’Dell talks about the two golden calves that were set up in the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the towns of Dan and Bethel, and shares his opinion of what these two idols can teach us about everyone’s natural bias to lean either to the left and the right.
Root Source Interviews and Tours covers one of the most compelling theories we have ever heard about the current location of the Ark of the Covenant, through our guest Dr. Edoardo Recanati.
In this segment he gives us his answer.
Part 2 of 4.
Where is the Ark today?
Root Source Interviews and Tours introduces you to one of the most compelling theories we have ever heard about the current location of the Ark of the Covenant, through our guest Dr. Edoardo Recanati, an Israeli Jew who has lived in the land for over 35 years.
Part 1 of 4.
The following is an invited guest blog post from Root Source member Paul Smith. Root Source saw one of his blog post comments and invited him to write a longer piece explaining his views.
Salvation is from the Jews
Why I do not expect or want a Jew to be something other than a Jew
Watch the video as Bob O’Dell of Root Source discusses the Replacement Theology.
Learn more about the Orthodox Jewish and Evangelical Christian co-founders of Root Source at https://root-source.com/who-we-are/
One of the Internet and Social Media’s worst anti-Israel activist is Norman Finkelstein. If you haven’t heard of him, that’s not too surprising, as you probably don’t travel in his circles.
Our popular Jewish History teacher, Rabbi Ken Spiro, not only dared to debate this despicable person (a phrase I do not use often, but […]
Sukkot has so much about it, we needed to produce a second video lesson to cover everything!
In this lesson, Gidon Ariel, director of Root Source, talks about the biblical holy day of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, and some of the traditions associated with it, as well as the Simchat Torah celebration.
WND just published our newest blog that shows how the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot are aligned with the culmination of intensive prayer for Revival and Awakening in the United States:
Many Christians leaders around the nation have proclaimed October as a culminating period of prayer for our nation, both for the upcoming elections as well as […]
The more things in the sky seem to change these days, the more they stay the same down here on earth. The black moons of September 30th is a case in point, and to save you time, let us cut right to the chase.
The black moon on September 30th is a byproduct of our calendar. […]
Judaism has a whole bunch of holidays, most from the Bible going back thousands of years.
Rosh Hashanah, literally the head or beginning of the year, is one of the most important holidays, but there is a lot about it that is not well known.
Gidon Ariel teaches about some of the basics of this important […]
From time to time, we share a video lesson that is ordinarily only available to channel subscribers.
Here is your chance to have a taste of Gidon Ariel’s “Pray Like A Jew” channel.
We hope you like it – please leave your comments below!
And if your appetite is whetted, subscribe to the channel!
I have talked to so many people recently that are in the middle of a feeling they cannot shake: that there is a new beginning just around the corner.
This feeling can be related to their job, their ministry, or even their marriage. From what I have been able to gather in studying the Jubilee year, this […]
In part 23 of this series, we showed that the end of a year in God’s calendar is not an instantaneous event, like December 31st at midnight, but over a period of days that begins with Rosh HaShana, and ends with the blowing of the shofars on Yom Kippur.
In this article series we have […]
A short while ago, I discovered a beautiful music video that touched my heart.
It really connects you to the Jewish People, the People of God, and I think that is something that all of us here can agree upon!
Watch it here:
Raise your hand if you were running out of Egypt
Raise your hand […]
We are excited – thrilled! – to announce that we have published our SECOND BOOK!
Root Source Press, after its first Christian Prophecy bestseller Israel FIRST!, is now releasing
We are still working on the website www.Jubilee-NOW-Book.com, which will be similar to www.Israel-FIRST-book.com, but until then you can order the book directly from the following […]
David Haivri introduces himself, his family, and his village in a very personal way. He gives us a tour of his farm, about a 45 minute drive north of Jerusalem in Samaria. David’s farm is near Shechem, the exact place where Abraham first entered the land!
In this video not only do you see his […]
In our book Israel FIRST!, we promised to hold ourselves accountable for the various predictions we made.
Concerning the three waves of Blood Moons in our lifetimes: 1949/50, 1967/68 and 2014/15, We predicted that these periods would become to be seen as the rebirth of Israel in three different phases. We still stand by that […]
Britain’s Exit, or the “Brexit” as it is commonly called caught the world by surprise, as the polls leading up to the June 23rd referendum had the United Kingdom staying in the European Union by a 52-48 margin.
What does the Brexit have to do with Jubilee?
Nothing, or so we thought. However, reader Dennis Northington […]
Root Source completes its exciting five part interview of Nehemia Gordon by asking him about his experiences in China, and how an encounter with Christians there gave Nehemia an idea:
How to explain to Christians in terms they can understand, why Jews do not see Isaiah 53 as talking about Jesus!
Bob then reacts to Nehemia’s novel […]
In part 4, Nehemia tells the story of how his work with Christian convinced him to write a book about the Hebrew version of Matthew, and why he believes it was originally written in Hebrew.
Nehemia’s then explains the reason he co-wrote a book on The Lord’s Prayer.
The conversation then switches to the Old Testament […]
Gidon comments as follows…
I think I am very clear and on record as saying that with Root Source, I am not trying to change anyone’s religion or faith, rather I am trying to provide resources for people to embrace or reject – or anything in between – for them to expand and enhance their […]
I had always been fascinated by the lesser-known fact that the Azusa Street Revival in 1906 Los Angeles began on Passover night. That fact seeded some years ago in my heart and a few days ago it blossomed into a full-fledged talk that I gave Saturday night after Passover in the Old City of […]
Was the recent lunar eclipse on Purim a Blood Moon? No.
Did we just complete a “Pentrad” rather than a “Tetrad”? No.
People have asked me about the YouTube video talking about a fifth Blood Moon during Purim. But, this is simply not the case. A Blood Moon for starters has to be a TOTAL lunar […]
Avi Lipkin is an outspoken teacher who doesn’t pull punches!
In this lesson Avi Lipkin explains the background of Russia’s involvement in the Middle East in order to help explain the reasons for Russia’s behavior.
Besides the core channels and lessons of Root Source, with Israeli Jewish teachers sharing the ancient Jewish wisdom they love with Christian students who are thirsty for that very wisdom, we are also glad to offer teachings by our Christian co-founder, Bob O’Dell.
Bob continues to provide essential advice and services that keep Root Source […]
We are publishing a four-part series on Merv and Merla Watson, who have lived in Israel for more than 40 years.
They have recently come up with a brand new celebration idea and Root Source is breaking new news on this.
But before we tell you about their new idea, you need to know first what God led them […]
Once again, Breaking Israel news has published an op ed piece we wrote about the connection between Blood Moons and the Jubilee; past, present and future.
Check it out and share and comment there!
As we write this blog post, we are in the midst of a highly contested United States Presidential Primaries cycle.
The idea of leaders, past, present and future, is always important.
Gidon Ariel, co-founder of Root Source, delves into the Jewish sages’ writings and reveals wisdom that is as applicable today as it was in the […]
Rabbi Leifert explains that much of the book of Proverbs is in the form of a letter from a parent to their child.
In Proverbs 1:8, the rabbi explores the difference between instruction and teaching, and its relation to the masculine and feminine forms of parenting, and the Jewish view of parents and parenting.
Rabbi Aryeh has his own […]
Students of Rabbi Elan Adler know what a gem he is, and even his very name hints at this!
“Elan” is a tree in Hebrew, and “Adler” is an eagle in Yiddish. Rabbi, of course, is teacher.
Rabbi Elan is truly like a tree, whose roots go deep, is not swayed by temporary, temporal winds, and […]
We at Root Source are proud to host Seth Young as our teacher of Hebrew. Seth is arguably the most popular Hebrew teacher in the world(!), specializing in teaching Hebrew on the Internet for over a decade.
Here is a link to the first half of Lesson One of Srth’s course. And below is the […]
Understandably, Bible-believing people who want to learn about Israel and the Jewish People are attracted to the Hebrew language.
As a student and teacher of the Bible who knows Hebrew, I often find translations woefully lacking the multiple meanings the original Hebrew conveys, sometimes even translating incorrectly!
We at Root Source are proud to host Seth […]
In our book Israel FIRST!, one of the most cutting edge predictions we made was with regard to the Jubilee year. The Jubilee year is very specific in time, and historically some very important things have happened within those twelve months. But before we zero in on that one year, let’s score ourselves on the other […]
When we wrote Israel FIRST!, we agreed to hold ourselves accountable regarding predictions made, which were listed in Appendix B of the book. In this post we continue discussing the last prophetic word given by Lance Lambert before his death on May 10, 2015.
As a reminder, that prophetic word was written in the book as […]
When we wrote Israel FIRST!, we agreed to hold ourselves accountable regarding predictions made, which were listed in Appendix B of the book. Our thought is to do this in two ways. First, we will blog articles on some of the more interesting items that will allow you to make your own comments as […]
Rabbi Gidon brings us closer to the essential prayers of Judaism in this new lesson on Verses of Praise. Prayer is like climbing a mountain in the morning. We will be learning a lot of Biblical Hebrew in this lesson, too.
If you want to watch more lessons like this, please join Root Source and […]
We are proud of our friends at CJCUC. the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Efrat (a few minutes drive from Gidon’s house!:-)
They have come out with a bold statement that can bring Christian-Jewish Relations to a whole new level.
Read it here:
Well, as Bob pointed out, Gidon alluded to this development in one of […]
Tj is one of Root Source’s most active students. She shared this emotional painting she created and we asked her to write about it.
The Story Behind the Picture
I drew this picture, “Suffering-Israel” in 2012 because I was affected by the terrorist bombings and attacks against Israel. I wanted to draw something as a way to […]
Bob O’Dell discusses whether we have just entered a Jubilee Year and if so, what might God be doing for the nation of Israel and for the world?
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 […]
Bob O’Dell discusses the promises to Israel in Genesis 12:3 that those who bless Israel will be blessed, and the one who curses Israel will be cursed.
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 […]
Bob O’Dell reveals a Biblical model that explains more precisely what will happen in the next seven years than any previous discussion on the Shemitah.
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 […]
Bob O’Dell explains why the Shemitah cycles affect the United States.
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 looks at the founding of the United States […]
Bob O’Dell explains why the Jews are a Stiff Necked People, and what this has to do with the recent terrorism in Israel.
The Jews have been called stiff-necked not only by people but by God himself. We hope you enjoy this re-look at an old expression.
The idea for this video came from a comment […]
Gidon Ariel from Root Source explains the origins of Religious Zionism (starting at 5:09) in the context of his own personal story of how he came to Israel.
“Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days—You would not believe if you were told” (Habakkuk 1:5)
When seeking out one of Israel’s wonders, Rabbi Ken Spiro might just come to mind. Spiro is known in both Jewish and Christian circles as an educator par excellence. He […]
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 […]
Root-source.com teacher, Rabbi Gedalia Meyer shares what many would agree is one of the most difficult topics to address: God. By definition, God is unknowable. How does one conquer such a subject?
Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, California, Meyer was brought up in a liberal Jewish home. “We had a minimal […]
As I write this, we are in the three weeks leading up to Tisha Be’Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av.
The calamities that befell the Jewish People throughout our history are too numerous to mention.
How does the Jewish People cope with such a lineup of tragedy?
Please join us as Gidon Ariel, […]
Root Source Teacher Brings Proverbs to Life
Rabbi Aryeh A. Leifert is a talented and exciting Bible teacher. He not only has Rabbinical ordination, but is also a sought-after tour guide in Israel. Known for making the rocks of the Holy Land come to life through his WalkingIsrael touring program (including virtual tours!), his Root […]
Oppose Gay Marriage, But Avoid Two Big Mistakes
By Bob O’Dell
I attended a wedding on Saturday, and then a wedding shower later that same evening. Both events were of the ‘traditional’ variety, a qualifier which is now required after the US Supreme Court decided to legalize gay marriage nationwide last Friday by a 5-4 decision. […]
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 getting very close to a very special event – the third Blood Moon in the current tetrad.
As with the solar eclipse on the first day of the month of Nisan, we are encouraging people to greet these amazing natural phenomena with the best thing mere mortals can do – Pray!
And the prayer […]
See lesson 1 here, lesson 2 here, lesson 3 here, lesson 4 here, and lesson 5 here.
This exciting lesson concludes the Blood Moon series by looking at what the future may hold after the 2014/15 Tetrad comes to a close. It is a lesson that also asks you to make your decision about the Blood Moons, and about […]
Here is lesson 5 of the Blood Moons course!
See lesson 1 here, lesson 2 here, lesson 3 here, and lesson 4 here.
Now it’s time to reveal all the details of an alternative theory of the Blood Moon tetrads that has less to do with the coming of the Messiah, but has everything to do […]
Lesson 4 reveals the big picture ideas of how Jews perceive discussions of the End Times, and some difficulties regarding the association of Joel 2:31 to the Blood Moon Tetrads.
See lesson 1 here, lesson 2 here, and lesson 3 here.
Bob then shares a personal story of how his problems with Joel 2:31 caused him […]
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 […]
We are very excited here in Israel. (Truthfully, I don’t remember any time in my 36 years here that that sentence wasn’t true!:-)
Specifically, this week are the Israeli Elections, which the media is reporting will be a close race, and of course the solar eclipse this Friday as part of the Blood Moons we […]
Part Three of the Blood Moons Course (click here for Part One and here for Part Two) offers a unique perspective of the Total Solar Eclipse on March 20th 2015, and the Blood Moon on April 3rd 2015.
We look 30 generations back in time, at what these same Solar and Lunar eclipses looked like back in […]
Part Two of the Blood Moons Course looks at the people behind the Blood Moons.
(Click here for Part One).
When God works on His earth, He works through people.
What can we learn about what God might intend for the meaning of the Blood Moons by looking at the stories of the people involved in its discovery, […]
Without thinking about it too much, people use the word “coincidence” often, and when pressed, they might define it as something that happens without too much input from God.
What does Judaism think about that?
Watch this short video, and see for yourself!
Oh, and please join in the discussion below, in the comments section.
Today, more and more Christians are answering the divine call to wake up and engage with each other.
Root Source is answering that call: Knowledgeable, Orthodox Israeli Jews teaching Christians around the world online about Jewish concepts, ideas and thought, to more deeply understand the roots of their faith, in an informal and loving manner.