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What is the role of Yeshua in Jews mission to lead people / the world back to God?

  Rev. Dr. John Tierno asked: Rabbi, my wife and I have greatly enjoyed your teachings… thank you. As a gentile believer and ordained minister, something jumped out at me as I listened to lesson 9. You stated a few times that the Jews mission is to lead people/the world back to God. What I …

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Why do you quote and teach from the new testament?

  Raja wrote: In your messages, you teach from old testament teaching and new testament teaching. New testament teaching is Jesus the Messiah.  But you don’t believe it.  Christians take up the cross and walk behind Jesus. But you don’t. Then why do you quote and teach from the New Testament? Gidon responded: Hi Raja, thanks …

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Paradise Lost

  Sharon asked: You make it clear, at the end of this lesson, that “there is always a way back.” What does Judaism teach about the after-Eden lifestyle, accomplishments, ‘start-up’ of Adam and Chavah? If the Hebrew “shuv-I” can be defined as “to come back home,” did they accomplish that goal? Is “repentance” a part …

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Root Source Prediction Update: Did God Press the Pause Button?

We made a promise in our book Israel FIRST! to continually watch to see what God is doing, and report back to you about our predictions. It continues to amaze us how many of you told us that was refreshing to hear! Probably our most important prediction in the whole book was that the Blood …

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Which Books of the Bible are Considered the Prophets?

This week, we feature a question that Bob O’Dell posed (partnership has its privileges:-) He was asking about the contents of the Haftarah of last week’s portion, Chayei Sarah: Why does the Prophets portions have passages outside of the Prophets? I could understand last week with Elisha (II Kings 4:1 – 4:37, that recounts stories …

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Ken Spiro is our Hero!

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, …

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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 about the biblical holy day of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, and how it is observed in Israel today.

The Aaronic Blessing

Abigail keeps sending in great questions! Her latest: Shalom, it is my understanding that the father (or oldest male?) in the house prays the Aaronic blessing over the family and others in the home on Erev Shabbat. Correct? In the absence of an adult male, would the mother (oldest woman?) then pray it instead? Or …

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Foreigners and Sojourners

Abigail keeps on asking great questions! Here is her latest: Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:23 refers to the Israelite people as being foreigners and sojourners…temporary residents of the land. That is the reason given for the mandate to include the right of redemption in any land purchase (which is actually a crop purchase since the land reverts …

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The Number of Temples

Abigail keeps on sending in questions! Here’s her latest (the answer is in between): My husband, Dave, and I are confused about the number of temples, so far. We are looking at sites, but they are confusing. Shlomo’s is the first. Right Then a second temple is built during Zerubabel’s time? Yes, Ezra and Nehemiah. …

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Are We in a Jubilee Year – 2016? Part 3 – The World

Are we in a Jubilee Year? What should a Jubilee year look like? What has happened in the World, and what should happen in a Biblical Jubilee Year? In this presentation Bob O’Dell presents some of the findings covered in the new Root Source book entitled, Jubilee NOW! http://jubilee-now-book.com

Are We in a Jubilee Year – 2016? Part 2 – Israel

Are we in a Jubilee Year? What should a Jubilee year look like? What has happened in Israel, and what should happen in a Biblical Jubilee Year? In this presentation Bob O’Dell presents some of the findings covered in the new Root Source book entitled, Jubilee NOW! http://jubilee-now-book.com

Are We in a Jubilee Year – 2016? Part 1

Are we in a Jubilee Year? What should a Jubilee year look like? What has happened, and what should happen in a Biblical Jubilee Year? In this presentation Bob O’Dell presents some of the findings presented in the new Root Source book entitled, Jubilee NOW!  http://jubilee-now-book.com

Women in Israel

Adassa asked: can a single woman visit Israel? Hi Adassa, thanks for asking! I am not sure where you live, because Israel is really exactly like any other western country in this respect (as in most respects). There is no discrimination of any kind in Israel, for any reason, including gender and marital status. There …

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Ken Spiro explains Jewish attitudes towards Christians

In this special lesson on the “Jewish History, Jewish Future” channel, our teacher Rabbi Ken Spiro gets a little personal and a lot philosophical and explains something that is often like a closed book to Christians: What do Jews think about us? Ken tries to answer the question of why many Christians are fascinated with …

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Ken Spiro

Meet Rabbi Ken Spiro, Jewish History Teacher Extraordinaire

We at Root Source are proud to host Rabbi Ken Spiro as our resident Jewish History teacher. Ken is arguably the most popular Hebrew teacher in the world(!), specializing in teaching Jewish History on the Internet for over a decade. Here is a link to the trailer of Ken’s Root Source channel, “Jewish History, Jewish …

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