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.

Parashat Bechukotai

Parashat Bechukotai This week’s reading, Bechukotai, contains a vivid description of the rewards for observing G‑d’s commandments and the series of punishments that will befall us if we choose to disregard them. The Torah then discusses different types of gifts given to the Temple, and the animal tithe. First Aliyah: We are promised incredible blessing if we diligently study Torah and observe the mitzvot. …

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Parashat Behar

Parashat Behar This week’s reading, Behar, speaks about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, laws regulating commerce and the redemption of slaves. First Aliyah: G‑d commands Moses regarding the Sh’mitah (Sabbatical) and Jubilee years. Every seventh year is a Sabbatical year, when it is forbidden to work the land (in the Land of Israel). After seven sets of seven years a Jubilee year is proclaimed by a blast of …

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A Personal Connection to the Holocaust, and How Could God Let It Happen?

A Personal Connection to the Holocaust, and How Could God Let It Happen? Last week Israel and the world observed Holocaust memorial Day, “Yom Hashoah.” Gidon’s father who was born in Hungary survived the Holocaust and in these two audio segments, Gidon is interviewed by his friend Pastor Trey Graham ( about that, who asks …

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Do you like to read?

Do you like to read? Hi, Root Source Press is getting more and more popular as a publishing option for authors. We like to push the envelope, but judge each push as to how much it bursts the envelope:-) Basically, we want to provide challenging content for Christians, but want to consider the challenging parts …

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Parashat Kedoshim

Counting the Omer – Counting every Jew Parashat Kedoshim Dozens of commandments are discussed in this week’s reading, Kedoshim. Among them: various mandatory gifts for the poor, love for every Jew, prohibition against sorcery, honesty in business dealings, and sexual morality. First Aliyah: G‑d commands the Jewish people to be holy. This section then briefly discuses several laws: …

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Parashat Achrei Mot

The Scapegoat Parashat Achrei Mot Leviticus 16:1-18:30 The portion of Acharei Mot picks up following the deaths of Aaron’s older sons, Nadab and Abihu. It contains the instructions for the Yom Kippur — or Day of Atonement — service in the Tabernacle, and forbids slaughtering animal offerings outside the Tabernacle and the consumption of blood. …

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Video of David Haivri receiving his copy of Bridgebuilders book

Video of David Haivri receiving his copy of Bridgebuilders book David Haivri was pleasantly surprised to receive a copy of the book on his mail where his story is included among the stories of other honorees. He is very happy and thankful to Gidon for this wonderful recognition. Check out the book here and get …

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Summary of the Passover Torah Readings

Summary of the Passover Torah Readings On the FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER we read from the book of Exodus (12:21-51) of the bringing of the Passover Offering in Egypt, the Plague of the Firstborn at the stroke of midnight, and how “On this very day, G‑d took the Children of Israel out of Egypt.” The reading for the SECOND DAY OF PASSOVER, Leviticus 22:26-23:44, includes: a list of …

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Parashat Metzora

Parashat Metzora This week’s reading, Metzora, discusses the purification process for one who contracts “tzara’at” (skin maladies which are contracted as a result of engaging in forbidden gossip), and the symptoms and laws of “house tzara’at,” indicated by certain stone discolorations. Following is a discussion of various ritual impurities, including the laws of the menstruating woman. First …

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Q1 2022 Board Meeting

Q1 2022 Board Meeting Minutes of Root Source Board Meeting EOQ1 2022 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Updated Balances Q1 First Melissa Support Report Root Source March 31, 2022 2021 Annual Report – Root Source How are we doing?

Parashat Tazria

Are we the lepers of Israel? Parashat Tazria The bulk of this week’s portion, Tazria, discusses various forms of tzara’at, skin maladies which are contracted as a result of engaging in forbidden gossip. Also discussed are certain garment discolorations which constitute “clothing tzara’at.” First Aliyah: The Jewish people are instructed regarding the ritual impurity contracted by a woman …

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Gidon Ariel and Dr Richard Booker March 28

Gidon Ariel and Dr Richard Booker March 28 Here is what Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about this week: – Tasks expand to fill the time allotted– David lived 70 years and Adam lived 930 years– Mother gives up life for newborn– Jewish Medical Ethics– God’s spirit and our conscience – are they synonymous?