Root Source Interviews

blog posts featuring interviews of fascinating people in Israel and worldwide.

Interview: David Nekrutman – 2 – Moving Inward then Looking Outward

Root Source interviews David Nekrutman, Director of the Center for Jewish Christian Understanding and Cooperation about his life, calling, and work. In Part 2, David shares the story of moving to Israel and deciding to leave High-Tech to try to change the world with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin. Part 2 of 4. (17:15)  Video and downloadable …

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Interview: David Nekrutman – 1 – How Jewish/Christian Relations Chose Me

Hi! If you got here looking for Part 2, please click here: https://root-source.com/blog/interview-david-nekrutman-2-moving-inward-then-looking-outward/ If you have not met “David Nekrutman” you are missing out on meeting one of the first Israeli Jews to dedicate his life to reaching out to the Christian world. Bob caught up with this unusual man with an unusual approach, a …

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Interview: Al McCarn – 4 – Messianic Concerns & What’s Next?

In concluding part 4, Bob O’Dell of Root Source asks Al McCarn of BYNA how he reacts to concerns from Messianic Jews to Two House theology. Then Bob asks what is the size of this movement, and what are the future plans of his organization. Part 4 of 4. (34:31) Because of the length of …

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Interview: Al McCarn – 3 – Grafted into Israel & Jewish Concerns

In part 3, Bob O’Dell of Root Source clarifies with Al McCarn of BYNA how he sees the “grafting into Israel,” and how he reconciles the New Covenant with Commonwealth or Two House theology. Then Bob asks Al if he is agreeable to spending significant time in allowing him to respond to some of the …

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Interview: Al McCarn – 2 – Two House Theology Explained

Root Source explains the Ten Tribes, Two Houses, Commonwealth Theology, and the Ephraimite Movement. In part two, Al McCarn tells how he learned about Two House theology and explains exactly what it is in a very clear way to Root Source interviewer Bob O’Dell. Part 2 of 4. (18:02) Because of the length of this …

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Interview: Al McCarn – 1 – From “Centurion” to “Something More”

Every once in a while we take on a hot topic and try to explore it in a judicious manner. The time has come to take a careful look at what is commonly referred to as “The Ten Tribes”, “Two House theology”, “Commonwealth theology” and/or the Ephraimite movement. I, Bob, first met Al McCarn when …

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Eliyahu Berkowitz – Brilliant Mind, Open Heart – Full Interview

In case you missed it, here is the full interview of Eliyahu Berkowitz combined into a single video. Eliyahu Berkowitz, feature writer for Breaking Israel News, takes us on a fast-paced learning spree. In Part 1 he opens one of the books of the Talmud and shows us how it is laid out, and how …

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Interview: Trey Graham – From Evangelical Pastor to Genesis 12:3 Church

In case you missed it, here is the full interview of Pastor Trey Graham all in one video. Root Source Interviews pastor Trey Graham to hear how an evangelical pastor learned to love Israel. In part 1, we hear about his call and formation to be a pastor. In part 2, we hear about his …

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Interview: Gidon on Luke 15 Parables – The Lost Sheep

I have a feeling that this series may be a favorite series for some of you. It started out when I, Bob O’Dell, wrote an article at Root Source a month earlier about the Prodigal Son. The article can be read here https://root-source.com/blog/studio-see-048-a-view-too-small-prodigal-son-story/ After reading that passage in Luke 15, Gidon Ariel suggested that next …

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Interview: Abe Truitt – 3 – How will the Jews React?

Abe Truitt is manager of tourism at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ). The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) was pioneered by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, of blessed memory. He is succeeded by his daughter Yael Eckstein, who is President of the IFCJ. If you are not familiar with this important organization, …

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Interview: Abe Truitt – 2 – How Young Abe changed the Nations’ 9th of Av

Abe Truitt is the 27 year-old manager of tourism at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ). In Part 2, Abe describes for Bob O’Dell his reaction to hearing about our initial plans for the observing the 9th of Av in Jerusalem in 2019, what Abe suggested that we as Christians do differently, and …

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Interview: Dean Bye – 3 – What is a SingTogether?

Root Source Interviews Dean Bye, of the Aliyah Return Center. In concluding part 3, he talks about an unusual project they have started to help African nations bless Israel through song. He also explains how you can get involved with their various volunteer opportunities. Part 3 of 3. (17:55) Note: The SingTogether project has been …

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Root Source Interview: Devra Ariel – Family, Tragedy, Coincidence and God’s Window

We just finished publishing a 5-part series with Devra Ariel, the wife of Gidon Ariel.  If you missed any part of this wonderful interview, you can now catch it in the one all-combined interview. The individual segments are as follows: Root Source interviews Devra Ariel, the wife of Gidon Ariel. In part 1 she talks …

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