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Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz z”l (1937-2020) was a teacher, philosopher, social critic and prolific author. His lifelong work in Jewish education earned him the Israel Prize, his country’s highest honor. Rabbi Steinsaltz is internationally regarded as one of the greatest rabbis of this century and of the last. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was the first person since the …

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David Ha’ivri

David Ha’ivri, noted author and speaker, launched his Root Source channel, Israel and the Nations in November 2014. David has a great love for the physical land that God promised to Abraham. He believes that Jews become most fully alive in their relationship to God as they reside on the land and work to restore …

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Rabbi Elan Adler

Rabbi Elan Adler

Rabbi Elan Adler launched his first Root Source channel, Chapters of the Fathers in September 2014. He served as a pulpit Rabbi for 25 years in Stamford, Ct and Baltimore, Md prior to making aliyah in 2010. Rabbi Adler received his rabbinical ordination from Yeshiva University, had the privilege of being an aide to Rabbi …

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Sondra Baras

Sondra Oster Baras was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in an Orthodox Jewish home. She was educated at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, a religious all-day school sponsored by the Cleveland Jewish community. Upon graduation from high school, Sondra studied religious studies at the Jerusalem College for Women in Israel. She completed her B.A. …

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Dr. Rivkah Adler

Dr. Adler holds a Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Maryland. She has been teaching adult students since 1982 and was an adjunct professor at Baltimore Hebrew University, specializing in Jewish women’s studies. She served as the Director of Adult Education at the Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore prior to moving to Israel in 2010. Dr. …

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Rabbi Yehudah Glick

Yehuda Joshua Glick was born in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, and at the age of 9 emigrated to Israel with his parents and five siblings. The Glick family settled in Beersheba, where Yehuda’s father was involved in the establishment of a new medical school. After graduating from high school in 1983, Yehuda pursued rabbinical …

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Bob o'Dell

Bob O’Dell

Bob O’Dell is the Co-Founder (with Gidon Ariel) of Root Source and was the initial investor in the organization. Bob is a hi-tech entrepreneur and philanthropist, a pro-Israel Christian with experience in different streams of the Christian faith. He has worked with Jews in Israel continuously since 1988, and in 2000 co-founded Wintegra (a successful …

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Aryeh Leifert

Rabbi Aryeh Leifert

Rabbi Aryeh A. Leifert launched his Proverbially Speaking channel in January 2015. Rabbi Aryeh is the proud father of Yonah, Ahuva, Maayan, Aderet and Reuven. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, earned his BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, and spent two years studying at Yeshivat HaKotel in Israel. Before …

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Rabbi Ken Spiro

Rabbi Ken Spiro, one of the best known rabbis in Christian circles, launched the Jewish History channel for Root Source in January 2015. In addition to speaking in churches around the world, Rabbi Ken has appeared on many radio and television programs, including BBC Radio and TV, the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, Channel …

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Seth Young

Seth Young

Seth Young, one of the world’s leading Hebrew teachers, launched his Biblical Hebrew channel on Root Source in December 2014. Seth teaches Hebrew primarily online via online courses, web sites, email lists, a Facebook group, two Facebook pages, and more.  He grew up outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania and moved to Israel with his young family …

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Gidon Ariel

Gidon Ariel

Gidon Ariel is the Founder and CEO of Root Source. He launched his first channel, Pray Like a Jew on Rosh Hashana in September 2014, and his second channel, Moses: Profile of a Leader, in October 2014. Gidon is a visionary and pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, Gidon made Aliyah to Israel in the 1970s when …

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Avi Lipkin

Avi Lipkin, a true pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, launched his Understanding Islam channel for Root Source in February 2015. Avi was one of the few voices in the 1990s to warn Christians about a coming Islamic terrorist event.  After 9/11 he became a household name when his predictions were thoroughly validated. Avi’s channel takes an …

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Rabbi Gedalia Meyer

Rabbi Gedalia Meyer will be launching his channel “God: The Jewish Image” soon. While people know him as a rabbi, he prefers you simply call him by his first name, Gedalia. Listen as he introduces himself to you. After growing up in Los Angeles, California in a strictly non-religious environment, and spending my college years …

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Aaron Lipkin

Aaron is an expert on Samaria, spending many years revealing the lesser known archaeological and historical sites to individuals and groups. His passion is to educate and to explore by using the Bible to unlock the secrets of the land, and to use the land to unlock new understanding of the biblical text. Aaron and …

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