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Access – We bring you into direct contact with the largest single group of Jewish Israeli teachers and rabbis that have ever loved Christians.
Interactive – You don’t just sit and observe information – You can participate in a live class, or you can watch its recording and interact with the teacher and other students through the website.
Quality – Our instructors are skilled, knowledgeable and loving.
Focus – Our instructors select topics they believe will help Christians live better lives.
But above all:
It is as different as night and day. The most precious and valued Jewish relationship outside of family is between Instructors and Students. Jews learn by building relationships and through action. We are using technology to bring you into a relationship with your instructors, to teach you a way of seeing the world that may be the closest thing on earth today to the original Hebrew roots of the first century. We believe this is more than just valuable, it is priceless.
Yes, during live classes and Q&A conference calls, or you may send emails to instructors privately. The chance to have your Jewish questions answered by Jews who love you, is a unique service we offer!
We see a huge historical chasm between Christians and Jews, and Root Source exists to help Christians fully graft into the roots of their faith, to take this grafting effort to the next level.
Sure. While the instructors are gearing their lectures to Christians, Jews will find the lessons fully consistent with Orthodox teachings, and may find it interesting to see first-hand how Christians are learning and reacting to those teachings.
We welcome people from any background. Just understand that our instructors select topics based on what they believe will be of most use to Christians.
This allows Christians to connect with the Land of Israel, and to financially bless residents of the Land of Israel while growing their Hebrew roots.
Root Source teachers believe that they can help enrich the lives of Christians by enlightening them with the roots of their faith, and to show love by answering their questions about Judaism.
No! They accept that you believe in and follow Jesus. That’s what makes you a Christian!
No. They are experts in Judaism, and do not regularly contrast their teachings with Christian beliefs. But if it ever happens, it will be done respectfully.
No. They believe a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Hebrew scriptures applied to their beliefs can make Christians better — stronger in their faith.
They receive a modest pay check from Root Source, sharing in our membership dues.
Yes. Some instructors supplement their income by selling books, giving Israel tours, and other endeavors. You will find their other activities are listed on their Instructors Pages.
Our CEO, Gidon Ariel, hand-selects them to join. While their backgrounds are different, they all share an appreciation for the scriptures being inspired by God.
Yes! We will grow the number of regular and guest instructors, as well as our topic offerings, as our membership continues to grow. Please invite a friend to join!
Many Israelis consider this effort a noble one. However, the Orthodox Jewish communities from which our instructors come, have historically been perplexed and concerned, if not worse, whenever they see a Jewish teacher attempting to build a relationship with a Christian. Their skepticism is very well-founded!
In the last 2000 years, history is irrefutable that whenever Christians and Jews come together, Jews are persecuted and killed, or forced to give up their Jewish heritage. Root Source aims to replace this past with a new vision – that respectful, mutually beneficial relationships, without either side trying to fix the other, are possible between Christians and Jews– and result in LOVE.
As a member of Root Source, you join a group of Christians who would say to these brave instructors: “We appreciate the risk you are taking, and support you in this work!” Let’s all work together to show everyone that our mutual history is not our future — that gatherings such as Root Source are an idea whose time has finally come!
It is month-to-month.
You may cancel at any time. Your membership will end in that month (or year if you selected an annual plan), and you will incur no further charges.
We will maintain your membership information for any classes taken with your email address and password, so save your login information in case you rejoin later. In addition, after you have cancelled you may continue to use any content that you have downloaded.
Yes, you can stream the recordings as well as download them for playing on mobile devices with or without the internet. Should you unsubscribe later, you may keep any downloaded content for your own personal use.
Absolutely. We encourage you to spread the insights from Root Source to the non-Jewish world. Quote anything you like, but if you want to play an entire lesson to a study group, please contact us for permission.
No. Please encourage your friends to subscribe directly, or contact us for group rates. Group rates can allow church-wide access to Root Source, or for a group who wants to take a class together so they can discuss it in their own church group.
No, Root Source membership is considered a fee for a service. However, this fee is directly blessing the people and nation of Israel! All of our teachers and paid staff live in Israel. We pay our taxes and support the economy.
The first and best way to bless Root Source is to buy a premium membership package.
Many of our instructors have relationships with organizations in Israel that support various needs within the country. See their instructor pages to get ideas for how you can contribute to the important charities that they support. Since our instructors are in-country, they know the top needs and the organizations that are doing the best work in Israel.
Soon Root Source will roll out a non-profit organization that will allow you to contribute to the charities that we officially sponsor with all the benefits of tax-deductions.