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Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Chayei Sarah – November 26 – 25 Heshvan

  This Shabbat's weekly Torah portion Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah), Genesis 23:1 - 25:18, opens with the death...
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Tours

Meet the Curator of the Tower of David Museum

Root Source continues  with Part 3 of its series on the Tower of David Museum. Eilat Lieber is the Director...
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Tours

West Jerusalem Viewed from the David Citadel

Root Source presents Part 2 of a special tour of the Tower of David Museum given by its Director and...
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Israel News

Gidon Discusses the USA Elections

CEO of Root Source Gidon Ariel shares his ideas about the recent USA elections. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enthusiastically congratulated...
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Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Vayera – November 19 – 18 Heshvan

This Shabbat's weekly Torah portion Vayera, Genesis 18:1 - 22:24, continues the stories of Abraham, starting with his visit from...
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Tours

Viewing Jerusalem from the Tower of David

We had the chance to tour portions of the Tower of David Museum just inside the Jaffa Gate of the...
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Avinu Shebashamayim: Our Father in Heaven

Abigail asked a question about the best known phrase in a well known Christian prayer, and its relationship with Jewish...
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Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Lech Lecha – November 12 – 11 Heshvan

  This Shabbat's weekly Torah portion Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1 - 17:27, introduces Abraham, promises blessing to non-Jews who support...
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Ask The Rabbi Interviews

Sukkot Surprises – by Gidon Ariel

Gidon speaks about the UNESCO Surprise regarding the statement that disavows the historical connection between the Temple Mount and the...
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Interviews

Sukkot Visitors – by Gidon Ariel

Gidon speaks at the Jerusalem Channel 2016 Movable Feast of Tabernacles conference. His topic is the Seven Visitors of Sukkot....
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Interviews

Root Source interviews – Miki Zohar – Israeli MK

Miki Zohar is one of the new wave of Likud members voted into office in the last elections. Miki is...
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Video

Redemption: Agony, Surprise, and First Wave

Bob and Gidon both spoke recently at the Jerusalem Channel Feast of Tabernacles conference during the week of Sukkot. In...
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The Future and Animal Sacrifices

Our student Vicki asked this quick but far from simple question: Hi Gidon, Can you give us a brief account...
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Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Noah – November 5 – 4 Heshvan

This week we read Noah (the "h" should be pronounced more gutturally, like you are clearing your throat), Genesis 6:9 –...
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Jewish View on the Apocrypha

Our friend Cindy asked the following question: Hello Gidon, I realize you are busy with all the fall festivals, and...
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Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Breshit – October 29 – 27 Tishrei

This week we read Breshit (In the beginning of), Genesis 1:1 – 6:8. This is a festive reading, as we...
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Theology Video

Sukkot 2, Celebrating the Torah

Sukkot has so much about it, we needed to produce a second video lesson to cover everything! In this lesson,...
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Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Shabbat of Sukkot Torah Reading

On Holidays, the regular weekly Torah reading is preempted by the special Holiday reading. The Sukkot reading for Shabbat is Exodus...
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Ask The Rabbi

Sukkot – The Feast of Tabernacles

Gidon produced an educational video lesson about the holiday of Sukkot. In this lesson, Gidon Ariel, director of Root Source, talks...
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Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Haazinu – October 15 – 13 Tishrei

This week we read Ha'azinu (Listen!), Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:52. As introduced in last week's reading, Moses concludes his messages from...
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The Root Source – Nations’ Ninth Of Av 2022 Gala Interview with Chris Mitchell On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, Root Source hosted a special gathering in Jerusalem, The Root Source – Nations’ Ninth Of Av 2022 Gala. Our friend Paul Calvert, a radio personality, interviewed some of our guests during...

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Root Source Contributions to Jerusalem Post Over the past few decades, a community of activists in the Christian-Jewish engagement space has developed, with people reaching out to each other to promote fraternity and humanitarian projects in and between the Christian and Jewish communities. In 2020, Root Source and Israel365 initiated...

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A Personal Connection to the Holocaust, and How Could God Let It Happen? Last week Israel and the world observed Holocaust memorial Day, “Yom Hashoah.” Gidon’s father who was born in Hungary survived the Holocaust and in these two audio segments, Gidon is interviewed by his friend Pastor Trey Graham...

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Avi Lipkin – Brand new update Including Ukraine! Avi Lipkin is a historian by training with a specialty on Russia. His take on Europe and the Ukraine war paints a picture that you won’t hear anywhere else. Check out this April 2022 update — his first public update in almost two years — on...

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Hard times are coming for Jews and Christians Over the past few decades, a community of activists in the Christian-Jewish engagement space has developed, with people reaching out to each other to promote fraternity and humanitarian projects in and between the Christian and Jewish communities. In 2020, Root Source and...

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Our Root Source teacher, Dr. Rivkah Adler, featured in the Jerusalem Post In September we celebrated the launch of Rivkah’s book, “Lighting Up The Nations.” This week, the Jerusalem Post decided to celebrate as well! Here is an important Op-ed that Rivkah wrote, describing her journey and how important it...

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Exciting news! Root Source Press publishes its first book in a foreign Language! Our historic books published in 2019, “The LIST: Persecution of Jews by Christians Throughout History” and “40 Days of Repentance: A Companion Guide to The LIST” made a big impact on everyone who read them. One such...

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Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the Temple Institute’s...

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Congratulations to our Bridgebuilder Yael Eckstein for being included in the Jerusalem Post's 2020 list of the 50 Most Influential Jews. Her profile there was actually titled Bridge Builder! Read it here>>

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Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the Temple...

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