Gidon Ariel

Founder and CEO A visionary and pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, Gidon made Aliyah to Israel when he was 14 and spent close to a decade in advanced Jewish studies institutes (Yeshivas) and the IDF. Gidon serves in the IDF reserves as a Captain in the Military Spokesperson’s Office after spending over 20 years in the Armored (Tank) Corps. Raised an Orthodox Jew, he has kept Jewish traditions his entire life, and is a seasoned Hebrew and Judaism Instructor. Gidon is involved with several Web-based marketing initiatives, and has been working with Christian organizations in Israel, the USA and elsewhere in the world since 2005.

Can Orthodox Jews Help Christians Know Jesus Better? Gidon Ariel of Root Source Explains

Can Orthodox Jews Help Christians Know Jesus Better? Gidon Ariel of Root Source Explains In this episode of “Keeping it Israel” Jeff interviews Gidon Ariel, an Orthodox Jew who has a unique passion to reconnect Christians to the “Root Source” of Christianity. Gidon talks about his long journey from from Queens NY, to Hebron, and …

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Shabbat Nachamu

Shabbat Candles Shabbat Nachamu Isaiah 40:1 Comfort, oh comfort My people The Torah is always very careful to use words sparingly and not to repeat even a single word unnecessarily. If so, why is the word “comfort” repeated twice in this verse? The prophecy considers the future destructions of both the first and the second …

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Parashat Devarim

Philippoteaux Moses speaks to Israel Parashat Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22This portion marks the beginning of the final book of the Torah. After leading the Children of Israel valiantly through the desert for forty years, Moses prepares to part from the people. What follows in the book of Deuteronomy is his farewell speech, delivered over the final …

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Exciting news! Root Source Press publishes its first book in a foreign Language!

Exciting news! Root Source Press publishes its first book in a foreign Language! Our historic books published in 2019, “The LIST: Persecution of Jews by Christians Throughout History” and “40 Days of Repentance: A Companion Guide to The LIST” made a big impact on everyone who read them. One such person, Nel Ooijen, was so …

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Who’s On First?

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz Who’s on First? This week’s music: https://youtu.be/SmcVxsQcqhg “We Are B’nai Yisrael” performed by Chanan EliasMusic and Lyrics Bob Stark Who’s On First?      As I was learning the third aliyah in this week’s Torah portion of “Pinchas,” something struck me about the similarity between Pinchas and the woodchopper …

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Parashat Matot-Masei

Encampment of Israelites, Mount Sinai Parashat Matot-Masei Numbers 4:21-7:89 The portion of Nasso is the longest single portion in the Torah (the combined portions of Matot-Masei, when they are read together, are longer). It continues listing the responsibilities of the various families of Levites which began in Bamidbar. From there, it elaborates on several laws, including …

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What are the 3 weeks?

What are the 3 weeks? We are in the middle of “the Three Weeks,” a period or remembrance and mourning for the Jewish People. Our friends at Israel 365 have prepared a whole program introducing this, please see what they are offering at https://www.israel365.com/three-weeks-2021/

Yearning and Desire

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz Yearning and Desire This week’s music: https://youtu.be/2Zw7Kico7OoAni Yehudi אני יהודי      Here we are again. Approaching three weeks of various stages of mourning which relate specifically to the destruction of the Beit Hamikdah, both of The Holy Temples, approximately 2000 years ago. As the Holy Torah is always …

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Website Launch Party a Great Success!

Website Launch Party a Great Success! We were excited to share some of our achievements and plans, and meet with good friends. You can watch the party recording here, and we’d love to hear your comments!

The Portion of Korach​

Moses Striking Water from the Rock (painting circa 1633–1635 by Nicolas Poussin) The Portion of Chukat Numbers 16:1-18:32 This portion deals primarily with the rebellion of the eponymous Korah and his followers against the authority of Moses and Aaron. A cousin to the leading brothers, Korah protests Moses’s concentration of power in the family, insisting …

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What really happened in Gaza?

What really happened in Gaza? Last week, Gidon Ariel was interviewed about Hamas and Gaza and Israel.Watch this video podcast of that program with Jeff Futers of First Century Foundations.

A Settler Goes Up Against Palestinian Supporters

A Settler Goes Up Against Palestinian Supporters Besides being the director of Root Source, an organization dedicated to promoting engagement between Jews and Christians, Gidon Ariel is also active in dialog groups between Israelis and Palestinians. He came upon a Facebook group called Israelis & Palestinians for Peace and offered to present his perspective as …

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Root Source Website Launch and 2021 Achievements Party

Root Source Website Launch and 2021 Achievements Party We are delighted to share with you that we have a lot of things to celebrate!First of all, after YEARS of planning, preparation and execution, we are actually launching our new website!We are also moving full steam ahead in publishing SIX new books with Root Source Press!And …

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Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Explains Israel’s Right and Duty to Defend Its Citizens

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Explains Israel’s Right and Duty to Defend Its Citizens As a member of the Israeli Likud party, I am blessed to be the personal friend of numerous leaders and heroes. My old friend Gilad Erdan, who I knew since he was first elected to the Knesset in 2003, was recently …

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