Bob O'Dell

Sharren Haskel – Israeli Member of Knesset – Part 2

In this concluding interview Sharren describes her work to improve the economics for both farmers and consumers by reforming the regional boards that control so much of the food production in Israel. Gidon then asks her to talk about her view of the settlements in Judea and Samaria, and her bold perspective on what is …

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Sharren Haskel – Israeli Member of Knesset – Part 1

Sharren Haskel is one of the newest members of the Knesset, serving in the Likud party. In this Root Source interview you will hear her personal story of her life in Toronto, California, and Australia, as well as what drove her to return to Israel and ultimately enter politics. This interview, we believe, captures her …

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Friends of Zion Museum – Root Source Interview

Root Source visits the Friends of Zion (FoZ) museum in Jerusalem. This video interviews its director, Ilan Scolnik and we include a number of photos from inside the museum itself. We were amazed at how wonderful is this place, in the heart of West Jerusalem near the Old City in a neighborhood founded all the …

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An Invitation for Christians to Pray on Sunday August 14

Tisha Be’Av: Day of Calamity, Prayer for Redemption By Allan Johnson It’s time to do this. Time for all Gentile believers to join our hearts and hands with those of the people of Israel and of Jewish people throughout the world; joining with them in what they themselves have been doing for almost forever now – entering …

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The Language of Jesus – Part 2 – Interview of Doug Hamp

Did Jesus speak Aramaic or Hebrew as his language of teaching and interacting with other Jews? In Part 2 of this interview, (see part 1 here), author Doug Hamp finishes making a compelling case from the Bible that Jesus taught and spoke Hebrew. Doug and Bob then turn their attention to the question of motivation. …

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The Language of Jesus – Part 1 – Interview of Doug Hamp

Did Jesus speak Aramaic or Hebrew as his language of teaching and interaction with Jews? The world says Aramaic. Netanyahu said Jesus spoke both. But Author Doug Hamp makes a compelling case directly from the Bible that Jesus spoke and taught in Hebrew. Join as Bob O’Dell of Root Source interviews Doug Hamp, and you …

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More from David’s Daughter’s Wedding

David Haivri’s daughter Hagar was married this year, and David has created two lessons on his channel related to this wedding. Below is a second free excerpt from the second “wedding lesson” that he has included on his Root Source channel entitled: Israel and the Nations. The lessons are narrated versions of the wedding, where …

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Prediction Update: Oops – We Overlooked Great Britain!

In our book Israel FIRST!, we promised to hold ourselves accountable for the various predictions we made. Concerning the three waves of Blood Moons in our lifetimes: 1949/50, 1967/68 and 2014/15, We predicted that these periods would become to be seen as the rebirth of Israel in three different phases. We still stand by that …

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Judensau – The Jew Hate Continues Even Today

While attending a conference in Wittenberg Germany, the home of Martin Luther, I became shockingly aware a form of Antisemitism that has been totally swept under the rug for decades. The fact that this hate continues even today, puts blame squarely on the church — both Protestant and Catholic. In this disturbing video, Dr. Richard Harvey, reveals …

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Behind the Scenes – Yehudah Glick First Days in Office

Gidon and Bob are some of the very first visitors to meet with Yehudah Glick after joining the Israeli Knesset. This post shows the lighter side of Yehudah, but it also shows how passionate he is for one particular city in Israel, and how he wants to be a “different kind” of politician. With God’s help …

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Nehemia Gordon – 5 – A Jew Explains Isaiah 53 to Christians

Root Source completes its exciting five part interview of Nehemia Gordon by asking him about his experiences in China, and how an encounter with Christians there gave Nehemia an idea: How to explain to Christians in terms they can understand, why Jews do not see Isaiah 53 as talking about Jesus! Bob then reacts to Nehemia’s …

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Which Blessing Will Yehudah Glick Read?

Root Source presented a congratulations card to Yehudah Glick after he took office as Israel’s newest member of the Knesset. Over 800 Root Source students and friends from around the world signed the card and wrote a blessing!  Thank you!!!!! In this brief video, Yehuda spontaneously picked one person’s blessing to read for all to hear! Is it yours?

Nehemia Gordon – 4 – Hebrew Matthew – Jews and the Septuagint

In part 4, Nehemia tells the story of how his work with Christian convinced him to write a book about the Hebrew version of Matthew, and why he believes it was originally written in Hebrew. Nehemia’s then explains the reason he co-wrote a book on The Lord’s Prayer. The conversation then switches to the Old …

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Nehemia Gordon – 3 – What divides and unifies Jews?

Root Source continues its interview with Israeli Jew Nehemia Gordon. In part 3 we ask Nehemia where he thinks Karaite Judaism is heading versus Orthodox Judaism. In a moment of inspiration from this interview, Bob discovers a possible reason for why Jews have been so much more successful in preserving their own unity versus Christians.

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.

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