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 Shmini

Tissot The Two Priests Are Destroyed Parashat Shmini Leviticus 9:1-11:47 This portion is a busy one. It details at length the special service Aaron and his four sons brought in the Tabernacle for the first time, following the seven day period of inauguration. It tells of the tragic demise of Aaron’s elder two sons, Nadab …

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Parashat Tzav

Tabernacle Camp Parashat Tzav Leviticus 6:1-8:36 Our portion provides additional details regarding the sacrificial rites discussed in last week’s portion. God instructs both the priests and the people, via Moses, on proper conduct with the various offerings they may encounter. Additionally, the portion delineates certain general rules, such as not eating the fat of certain …

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Gidon is running in the Jerusalem Marathon again

Gidon is running in the Jerusalem Marathon again Besides spending most of his days advancing the cause of Root Source, from time to time Gidon Ariel does other things too:-) Last month, for example, he celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife Devra! They ended up taking a very interesting and exciting trip to …

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Hard times are coming for Jews and Christians

Hard times are coming for Jews and Christians Over the past few decades, a community of activists in the Christian-Jewish engagement space has developed, with people reaching out to each other to promote fraternity and humanitarian projects in and between the Christian and Jewish communities. In 2020, Root Source and Israel365 initiated “Bridgebuilders: Top Activists …

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Parashat Vayikra

Sacrifice of the Old Covenant Rubens Parashat Vayikra Leviticus 1:1-5:26 The portion of Vayikra opens where the book of Exodus left off; after God’s glory descends to the Tabernacle, Moses cannot enter, therefore God has to call to him to come forward. The portion, like most of the book of Leviticus, continues with a detailed …

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Parashat Pekudei

The Clouds of Glory Parashat Pekudei An accounting is made of the gold, silver and copper donated by the people for the making of the Mishkan. Betzalel, Aholiav and their assistants make the eight priestly garments—the apron, breastplate, cloak, crown, hat, tunic, sash and breeches—according to the specifications communicated to Moses in the Parshah of …

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Parashat Vayakhel

Holman The Tabernacle in the Wilderness Parashat Vayakhel Exodus 38:21-40:38This describes the preparation of the Priests’ clothing, the assembly of the Tabernacle and the manifestation of God’s glory. Topic 1: Haftara – Parshat HaChodesh: The Dream of Soviet Jewry and the Ultimate RedemptionJust before the High Holidays in 1965, Elie Weisel, then a young journalist …

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Parashat Ki Tisa

Tissot The Golden Calf Parashat Ki Tisa This week’s Parshah discusses three major things: the Mishkan, the Golden Calf and the second tablets. The MishkanWe’ve already discussed G‑d’s instructions to build the Mishkan for two full Parshahiot (Torah portions), and we hear a little more about it here.  Every Jew should give half a shekel towards the building of the Mishkan. These coins …

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Parashat Tetzaveh

The Diffusion of Power Parashat Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20-30:10 This portion continues the themes of last week’s portion, describing the clothing the priests must wear to serve in the Tabernacle, the process by which they are to be consecrated, and the offerings they must bring, both when they are appointed and on a daily basis thereafter. …

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Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel Feb 2

Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel Feb 2 Here is what Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about this week: Israel is great in spite of what the news will tell you Moses never merited to get into Israel God and Abraham’s circumcision covenant and Hebron Prophetic seasons The Garden of Hope

Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel Jan 25

Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel Jan 25 Gidon got Covid Water fasting Pious and Peacock have the same gematria Earthquakes in Israel The Split of the Mount of Olives Bookerism: About marriage: It’s Better to have no one than the wrongs one

Parashat Terumah

Tabernacle-view Parashat Terumah Exodus 25:1-27:19 The portion of Terumah deals with the plans for the construction of the Tabernacle, God’s portable Temple in the desert. The Tabernacle will become the focus of most of the rest of the book of Exodus. It was constructed in the second year after the Exodus and remained in use …

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Parashat Yitro

The Ten Commandments (Bible Card) Parashat Yitro Exodus 18:1-20:23 This portion tells of a visit from Moses’s father-in-law, the eponymous Jethro, and of the Revelation at Sinai. It marks a turning point in the narrative, as from this point forward, more of the text is spent on expounding the law than telling the story. Topic …

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Dr Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel January 11

Dr Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel January 11 Gidon and Richard discuss the Verse from Hebrews 11:6, “God rewards those who diligently seek him,” and especially the first part of that verse, “Without faith it is impossible to please God,” and how that compares and contrasts to the passage in Mishna Pirkei Avot (Chapters of …

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