Bob O'Dell

A Song to Celebrate Israel Independence Day

Take a look at cross section of Israeli society as many different Israeli’s sing together in this delightful, professionally produced music video that was part of the local celebrations of  Yom HaAtzmaut, the celebration of Israeli Independence Day in 1948. In the video, President Reuven Rivlin can be seen giving his greetings and well-wishes and …

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Ezra Yakhin – 2 – Fighting for Israel in 1948

Ezra Yakhin spoke at the Nations’ 9th of Av conference in 2019 and at age 91 was the oldest active reservist in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). In part 2 he finishes his story. Provided in video and downloadable audio formats. (17:30) Video below: Downloadable audio below:  

RS Tours: The Inn of the Good Samaritan – Part 1

The ancient road from Jerusalem to Jericho is one of the most famous in all the world. At the half-way point stands the ancient site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Overlooked by most tourists, Root Source Tours takes you there. In Part 1 we answer the “why” question regarding its exact location. (6:52) …

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Interview: AnaRina Heymann – The Corona Virus and Israel

Last December we feature in our newsletter, a video by AnaRina Heymann where she explained why she thought 2020 would be pivotal.  That video now seems quite prescient. Today, we feature a brand new, timely interview of AnaRina, courtesy of the Nations’ 9th of Av, whose own Laura Densmore interviewed her less than one week …

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RS Tours: Tagbha – 1&2 – Feeding the Multitude, and Breakfast by the Seashore

In case you missed it, here is the 2-part visit to Tagba combined into a single video. Root Source Tours takes you to Taghba on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. After learning how olives were processed 2,000 year ago, we look at a church build on the traditional site of the feeding of …

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RS Tours: Tagbha – 2 – Where Jesus cooked breakfast for Peter and the Disciples

Root Source Tours takes you to Taghba on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We visit the site of the breakfast prepared for Peter and other disciples after the resurrection of Christ, after they caught 153 fish, and where Jesus asked Peter if he love him.  We pause by the shoreline to take in …

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Bob O’Dell – A Parable of the Church

When  Bob was interviewed by Martin Blackham about the Nations’ 9th of Av project, he began the discussion of this unusual project with a parable that caught the interviewer by surprise. The short video below is an excerpt from that full interview containing just this parable. We hope you enjoy watching: “A Parable of the …

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Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel – Stories, Teaching, and Song

Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel both speak at the Nations’ 9th of Av conference. In case you missed any part of this, now both of their presentations are combined into a single page. In part 1 Ari shares his unique approach to Aliyah, and how he tries to walk in the footsteps of Abraham. In …

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