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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.

The Portion of Tazriah

The Poor Widow’s Offering (illustration by Frederick Goodall) The Portion of Tazriah The portion opens with the ritual laws of a woman who gives birth, but the bulk of the content discusses the identification and quarantine of the metzorah, or leper. Unlike the medical affliction, Biblical tzaraat, or leprosy, can also affect clothing or buildings. Topic 1: …

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WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: GOD AND ISRAEL AT WAR

Splitting the Sea [Painting by Lidia Kozenitzky] Weekly Torah Portion: God And Israel At War This week’s Torah portion begins with the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt and ends with the war against Amalek. And war is a theme that runs through this week’s portion in a very interesting way. The portion …

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Passover: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Passover: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Ready to Speak?

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz Ready to Speak? “Mah Nishtana Halayala hazeh mikol haleilot?” What is different tonight from all other nights? Tonight, Seder Night, is the time when we are more than encouraged to speak. “Kol hamarbeh l’saper b’yetziat Mitzraim, harei zeh meshubach, “ whoever increases the time he speaks about the exodius …

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Vayikra: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Vayikra: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Root Source Breaks Ground with Christian-Jewish Online Symposium!

Root Source Breaks Ground with Christian-Jewish Online Symposium! Shalom! As you have seen over the past few weeks, we were delighted to host this symposium with the Nathaniel Foundation, featuring twelve world class scholars (six Christian, six Jewish) discussing various aspects of the Passover holiday. You can watch all of these lectures that were broadcast …

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Series: Visions

Series: Visions Visions is a channel that explores ways that Jews and Christians might interact in the future. Visions is Gidon Ariel’s take on everything — that comes from his teachings, talks he has given around the world, and one-on-one interviews. The channel is organized by starting with the most straightforward topics, such as Israel …

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Series: Pray Like a Jew

Series: Pray Like a Jew What better way for us to dedicate the launch of Root Source to the Almighty God, than by turning to Him in prayer in the very first class recorded on Root Source, as taught by the CEO of Root Source, Gidon Ariel. In this foundational channel, you will have the …

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2020 Annual Report

Shalom!
2019 was a great year for Root Source, but (while it’s a little uncomfortable to say the same about 2020 because of Covid-19,) I have to report that 2020 was an even better, FANTASTIC year for us!

Gidon Ariel

Gidon Ariel

Teacher: Gidon Ariel​ Gidon Ariel  is the Founder and CEO of Root Source. He launched his first channel, Pray Like a Jew on Rosh Hashana in September 2014, and his second channel, Moses: Profile of a Leader, in October 2014. Gidon is a visionary and pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, Gidon made Aliyah to Israel in …

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Ha’azinu: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Ha’azinu: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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What Is Sukkot?

Sukkot 2020 (October 2-9, 2020) Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G‑d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and …

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Who is Calling

NEW VIDEO: A Song of ThanksPlease take 3:30 seconds to enjoy and share the song.Perhaps we can truly change the world, just by saying Thank You Sorry if it sounds presumptuous, however I recently heard that numerous representatives of Israeli Knesset and Aliyah departments have met to discuss the potential Aliyah of more than 500,000 …

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A Rosh HaShana Message: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the Temple Institute’s website, now’s your chance! click here!