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.

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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Root Source Briefing: What is going on in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank??

Root Source Briefing: What is going on in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank? I’ll bet you’ve been following what’s going on in Israel. In my 40 years here I don’t remember so much interest in our part of the globe, and that is really saying something! You might not know this, but …

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Israel at War!

Israel at War! Followers of Israel related news know that there is an uptick in the conflict between Israel and the Hamas. Gidon had a short conversation with a friend and gave an explanation of what is going on.

We are One

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz We are ONE Friends,Unfortunately my computer crashed and along with it the thoughts that I had been blessed to write during this week to share with you I hope I will be able to share them with you in the near future.In the meantime, in short, this is the …

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The Portion of Nasso

Hanukkah menorah The Portion of Nasso This Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Nasso Numbers 4:21-7:89, 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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Signs of Hope

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz Signs of Hope      There is always hope. Webster’s dictionary defines “hope” as “to cherish a desire with anticipation.” Is this the same as counting on a miracle? Perhaps it is a strengthening of “emunah?” I saw an extremely moving video of a father of two of the …

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DEBUNKED: Jewish Rabbi not crowned Messiah at the Western Wall

DEBUNKED: Jewish Rabbi not crowned Messiah at the Western Wall Our friend Johannes Enarson just produced this very erudite and detailed video about the Antichrist and some fake news that has been going around recently. This is not the kind of stuff I like to post and it certainly will not be a precedent, but …

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