Israel

All about the Modern State of Israel, its people, its activities, its perception…

The Writing Process and Content of My New Book “HaMasoret HaYehudit” | by Rabbi Eliezer Melamed

Hi, Gidon here. This topic might be over the heads of some of our Root Source readers, but others (including you, I’m sure:-) will be excited about this development as I am. This rabbi, Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, is one of the most important rabbis in Israel today in my humble opinion:-) and in fact the …

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Prepare For The Biblical Feasts Alongside The Jewish People

Christian visitors to Israel are likely already familiar with Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, a modern day pioneer in Israel who, along with his partner Rabbi Ari Abramowitz, is transforming the Arugot Farm in Judea into a must-visit destination for lovers of the Bible from around the world. At the heart of the Arugot Farm is a …

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Shabbat

What is the Shabbat Rest for the People of God? What you can expect today! Outline of our event: Some verses in the Bible (Old Testament) about Shabbat The concordance of the word Shabbat in the OT (111 instances!) Some Classic Sayings Of The Sages A peek at the halacha – Jewish Law A walk …

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Tal Chenya – The 2,000 year-old Inscription on the Western Wall

Last week we  introduced you to Tal Chenya, a Sephardic Jew who is studying to get his PhD in History. This week he tells the amazing story of an inscription on the 2,000-year old western wall, and the connection between the prophet Isaiah and the Jewish State. Click the video below to watch the full …

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Meet Tal Chenya

It takes all of about eight seconds to realize that Tal Chenya is a likable guy. But this unassuming Sephardic Jew is working on a PhD in history! Along the way he enjoys any opportunities to work as a tour guide. As you might guess, tour guides are not very much in demand right now, …

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A Palestinian Sheikh Finds Shelter in Jewish Settlement

We have recently come across some interesting videos from Ezri Tubi, an Orthodox Jew that lives in Samaria. Ezri has a knack for revealing the unexpected! In this first video that we show from his site, we learn the story of a Palestinian Sheikh that found shelter among the Jews. Video  (3:38) For more about …

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Episode 3: The Hebrew Language Embraced by the US Intelligentsia

Dear Root Source friends, Here is the first of the Facebook links that you might want to share with those who don’t know the Bible as well as you do, but might be interested in appreciating the strong bond of friendship that exists between the United States and Israel. Episode one is less than 4 …

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Following the Footsteps of My Father

A few years ago, Gidon met Pastor Chris Edmonds, who told him the shocking story of his father Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds during World War Two. Gidon and Chris are still close. Please watch this prize winning documentary and if you’d like, buy the book on Amazon  

A Song to Celebrate Israel Independence Day

Take a look at cross section of Israeli society as many different Israeli’s sing together in this delightful, professionally produced music video that was part of the local celebrations of  Yom HaAtzmaut, the celebration of Israeli Independence Day in 1948. In the video, President Reuven Rivlin can be seen giving his greetings and well-wishes and …

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