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Rabbi Akiva Gersh

Rabbi Akiva Gersh

Akiva Gersh has been working in the field of Jewish and Israel Education for 20 years. Originally from New York, he moved to Israel in 2004 and from 2007-2020 taught Jewish History and Modern Israel at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. He has ...

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Ann P. Levin, J.D.

Ann P. Levin, J.D.

Ann P. Levin attended Hebrew day schools from grades 2-12 in New York City, and graduated from Brandeis University and St. John's University School of Law. She practiced criminal and family law in New York City and Maricopa County, Arizona. After mov ...

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Rabbi Avraham Norin

Rabbi Avraham Norin

Avraham Norin first visited Israel at age 15, immediately falling in love with the country. He made Aliya to Israel at age 17 and spent ten years studying Torah in both Yeshiva and Academic settings. He is married to an extremely talented woman and h ...

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Ami Braun

Ami Braun

Ami Braun was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1978. His family made Aliya when he was five years old. Ami is a graduate of Bar Ilan University with a BA in Psychology, and is currently enrolled in the university’s Masters Degree program in Israel ...

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Rabbi Harry Moskoff

Rabbi Harry Moskoff

Rabbi Harry (Hirschel) Moskoff is a noted Investigative Archaeologist, Producer and TV Show Host in Israel. Remi-Award winning Writer and Producer of The A.R.K. Report, Moskoff is the Canadian-born Managing Director of Moskoff-Media (Israel), MMLC ...

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Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat)

Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat)

Rav Ari Shvat (Chwat) is the director of Rav Kook’s archives, and is considered a world authority on his innovative writings and thought, lecturing in many colleges, seminaries and the Israeli Army Air Force. Raised in Riverdale, New York, he moved ...

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David Ha’ivri

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 r ...

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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 ordinat ...

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Sondra Baras

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, Sondr ...

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Dr. Rivkah Adler

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 Di ...

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Rabbi Gedalia Meyer

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, C ...

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Avi Lipkin

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 ...

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Gidon Ariel

Gidon Ariel

Gidon Ariel is the founder and CEO of Root Source, an organization dedicated to promoting respectful relationships between pro-Israel Christians and Jews. Our flagship program brings knowledgeable, authentic Israeli teachers and curious Christians to ...

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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, an ...

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Rabbi Ken Spiro

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 prog ...

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Rabbi 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 B ...

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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 ...

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Rabbi Yehudah Glick

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 ...

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Aaron Lipkin

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 ...

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