Tours

blog posts featuring videos of fascinating places in Israel.

City of David – Part 3

Root Source takes you down into the Gihon Spring and Hezekiah’s tunnel beneath the City of David. The walk includes a time-lapse video that turns a 40 minute walk in the tunnel into less than 1 minutes. Part 3 of 4.

City of David – Part 2

Root Source takes a look at a two-story, four-room home in the times of the Kings, as well as the Kidron valley and some of the tombs of the kings. Part 2 of 4.

Psalm 51 Revisited

A few posts ago, we shared an impromptu moment of a Christian and a Jew playing a song about Psalm 51 on the top of Mount Zion near the Tomb of David. Leslie Howard has now provided us with a studio recording of the same piece of music and the lyrics down below. We hope …

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Musical Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee

Take a short musical boat ride on Lake Kinneret, which means Harp. The ride begins at the Northwest shore and ends in Tiberias. This event was one part of a tour-day put on by Jerusalem Channel’s Feast of Tabernacles conference in October 2016.

The Magdala Synagogue

Magdala is a town north of Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee. This brief video gives a description of a Synagogue that was active in the second temple period and was discovered in 2009.  It was almost certainly visited by Jesus. https://youtu.be/Y9ZBwLzUiAY

Tower of David – Excavations under Herod’s Palace

In Part 5 and the Conclusion of our series on about the Tower of David, Root Source walks a few hundred yards south of the David Citadel, and travels down in elevation and in time. Listens in as tour guide Shay Kedem takes us underneath Herod’s Palace for a look at what lies beneath.

Tower of David Museum – Exhibits

Root Source continues with Part 4 of its series on the Tower of David Museum. Bob O’Dell took photographs of a few of the exhibits and explains some of the museum displays in his narration.

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 and Chief Curator of the Tower of David Museum. In this brief video she tells about herself and the plans for the museum.

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 Chief Curator, Eilat Lieber. This brief video looks at West Jerusalem landmarks, and among other things, tells the tragic story of the 1947 bombing at the King David Hotel.

A Visit to the Temple Mount

In this video, Gidon Ariel gives background information about Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and a bit of discussion about its status today, and concludes with a report from a visit he took together with Amichai and Rina Ariel, parents of Hallel who was murdered by terrorists in June 2016. For more information about this special visit …

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Gidon and Bob – Speak to Tour Group 5

In this part 5 this series concludes with Bob suggesting what are the two great blessings that one receives from visiting Israel. The first one has to do with the Bible, and the second blessing is custom-made! Thanks goes to Trey Graham and his tour group for such interesting questions.

Gidon and Bob – Speak to Tour Group 4

In part 4 Gidon gets personal, explaining how this journey of working with Christians has impacted his family and his community. He also covers how Jews perceive Christians, his family’s reaction to nearby terrorism, and an answer to the question: What is the most important thing these tour participants should take home with them?

Gidon and Bob – Speak to Tour Group 1

Gidon and Bob were invited to speak with an Israel Tour group that was brought over by Pastor Trey Graham of Dallas Texas. In part 1, Gidon Ariel tells his story of coming to Israel and how he decided to try to become a bridge between the Jewish world and the Christian world.

Gidon in your Tour Guide in Hebron – 2

Gidon Ariel leads a tour group through the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. This is a chance to see Gidon in action as a tour guide, and to hear a perspective on the Cave of the Patriarchs that you won’t get anywhere else.  Part 2 of 2.

Gidon is your Tour Guide in Hebron – 1

Gidon Ariel leads a tour group through the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. This is a chance to see Gidon in action as a tour guide, and to hear a perspective on the Cave of the Patriarchs that you won’t get anywhere else.  Part 1 of 2.

First Ever Celebration of Joshua’s Crossing

Root Source just captured another “first” in Israel. In this video at Qasr Al Yehud, Gidon Ariel describes the first-ever Jewish celebration of Joshua’s crossing of the Jordan river on Nissan 10, just five days before Passover. This site is also historic because it was the place where John the Baptist performed his baptisms, including the …

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