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Hebrew COVID-19 Prayer on YouTube

Watch this shortened version of a prayer written by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, and read by an Israeli in Modern Hebrew. Visit https://dictionary.co.il/prayer/ for downloadable and printable PDFs of the prayer: Hebrew Only Hebrew + English Translation Hebrew + Transliteration + English Translation Hebrew + Transliteration + English Translation, sentence by …

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Ready for a Revolution?

This week’s music – Purple Royalty– YehudahKatz This Shabbat, Parshat Shekalim, marks the Shabbat that we bless the forthcoming new month of Adar, 5780. That means that Purim, the favorite holiday all over Tekoa, is less than 18 days away. One of the concepts highlighted each Purim is mentioned at the end of “Megilat Esther. …

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A Special Sukkot Torah School For The Nations Video For You To Enjoy From Home!

On Hoshana Rabba, the seventh day of Sukkot, Israel365 hosted a Sukkot Torah School for the Nations on Facebook Live. It was an hour of Torah conversation in honor of the last day of Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles, specifically for people from the Nations. Rabbi Tuly Weisz, AnaRina Heymann, Gidon Ariel, Rabbi Elan Adler and Dr. …

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Impromptu: How to “Close Out” the 9th of Av Fast in Jerusalem

Gidon Ariel and Bob O’Dell have a spontaneous, impromptu discussion about how they might do something that has probably never been done before — to come up with a way in which Christians and Jews, together, close out the last moment of the day-long fast on the 9th of Av in Jerusalem. (15:20)

Why are South Koreans Flocking to Israel for Bible Study? By: Naama Barak

Studying ancient texts is fascinating. But it’s one thing to examine them in a stuffy classroom, and quite another to immerse yourself in the world from which they originated. Just ask the South Korean students studying the Hebrew Bible bang in the middle of the Holy Land. You won’t have much difficulty finding them. Over …

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Israel Heads for Elections as Coalition Talks Fail by Ilse Strauss

Thursday, 30 May 2019 | It’s official. On September 17, Israelis will head to the polls for the second national election this year after attempts to form a majority coalition failed and the members of the 21st Knesset [Parliament] voted to dissolve—exactly one month after being sworn in. This is the first time in Israel’s …

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Come to the CUFI Summit!

Gidon is still on course to visit the Texas region this July (more information about that as it solidifies). As usual, he is tacking on some side trips, and this time he is planning to go to the Christians United For Israel (CUFI) Summit in Washington, D.C. https://www.cufi.org/event/washington-dc-summit-2019/ If you are going, and especially if …

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Landslide victory for Netanyahu!

Besides working on Root Source, in his share time Gidon Ariel is a delegate to Israeli Print Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party. Read this article to see how great last week’s election victory was!   Continue Reading>>

Christians Are Studying Torah – In Israel And Online – To Get Closer to Jesus by Naomi Zeveloff

We are pleased to share with you this article written by Naomi Zeveloff of the Forward. Shelly Jones, a 41-year-old occupational therapy assistant from Melissa, a suburb of Dallas, was sitting in church when she found herself moved to tears. There was a special guest at First Melissa, Jones’s Baptist congregation that Sunday, about two …

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Gidon Comments on the Passing of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

From Gidon: One of my heroes and role models, and THE great trailblazer in Jewish-Christian relations, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein died this past Tuesday. He founded the International Fellowship of Christians of Jews (IFCJ), which has been a great supporter of Jewish immigration, the poor in Israel (not just the Jewish poor), and was a pioneer …

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Hanukkah Waxes Rhapsodic

Last night, Sunday night, December 2 2018, Jews and their friends all over the world lit the first Hanukkah candle, towards eight days and nights celebrating this well known happy holiday. Here is a video produced by a popular Jewish acapella group called Six13, parodying a popular song from the 1970’s. It was released last …

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Our Response To Pittsburgh: #ShowUpForShabbat

On Saturday, October 26, 2018, an antisemitic terrorist attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and murdered eleven Jews and wounded dozens others. This was the worst antisemitic act in US history, and it is too early to guess what ramifications it will have for American Jews and the United States in general. But Root Source …

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