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.

Gidon Ariel and Dr Richard Booker August 15, 2022

Gidon Ariel and Dr Richard Booker August 15, 2022 Here is what Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about this week: – Ninth of Av– Beyadenu.org– In our Hands Documentary– The March of Remembrance– Root Source Gala– The LIST 2020– Light Up The Church– REMEMBERING KRISTALLNACHT by Dr Booker– What new books does Dr Booker have …

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The Root Source – Nations’ Ninth Of Av 2022 Gala Interview with Chris Mitchel​

The Root Source – Nations’ Ninth Of Av 2022 Gala Interview with Chris Mitchell On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, Root Source hosted a special gathering in Jerusalem, The Root Source – Nations’ Ninth Of Av 2022 Gala. Our friend Paul Calvert, a radio personality, interviewed some of our guests during the reception. Here is his …

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Parashat Eikev

Parashat Eikev Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Our portion carries a promise of Godly assistance in conquering the Land of Israel and blessings for following His commands. Moses warns the people that they will be punished for disregarding God’s word and reminds them of several incidents in which they had sinned, but mostly focuses on the good that …

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Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel May 25, 2021

Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel May 25, 2021 Here is what Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about this week: – If they behave properly and do everything correctly, God will be with them.– Allow God to be the focal point of your connection.– That anyone without God in their marriage cannot have unity.

Parashat Devarim

Philippoteaux Moses speaks to Israel Parashat Devarim This week’s reading begins the Book of Deuteronomy, the fifth and final book of the Five Books of Moses. Moses begins his final monologue, five weeks before his passing. He recounts the story of the Israelite’s travel through the desert, placing emphasis on, and rebuking them for, the story of the …

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Parashat Masei

Parashat Masei In this week’s reading, Massei, Moses reviews the forty years of Israelite journeys through the desert. The Torah discusses the boundaries of Israel, its division amongst the tribes, the cities which the Levites would receive, and the cities of refuge. Zelophehad’s daughters are restricted to marrying within their own tribe. First Aliyah: The Torah recounts the journeys of the Jews in the desert. In the first aliyah the Torah …

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Parashat Matot

Parashat Matot This week’s Torah reading, Matot-Massei, begins with the laws of oaths. The Israelites wage battle against Midian, and the spoils are divided and tithed. The tribes of Reuben and Gad request and receive territory outside the mainland of Israel. Moses reviews the forty years of Israelite journeys through the desert. The Torah discusses the boundaries of Israel, its division amongst the tribes, the cities which the Levites would receive, and the cities …

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Parashat Pinchas

Tissot Moses Sees the Promised Land from A far Parashat Pinchas Phinehas (Pinchas) is rewarded for his bravery. A census of the Israelites is taken. The daughters of Zelophehad successfully argue for a portion in the land of Israel. Joshua is ordained Moses’ successor. G‑d relays to Moses the details of all the holiday sacrifices. First Aliyah: Last week’s reading concluded with Moabite and Midianite women …

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Was this evening, morning or noon? on lesson Introduction to Jewish Prayer

Was this evening, morning or noon? on lesson Introduction to Jewish Prayer Here is a question we got from our friend Dr. Dianne Hoffman in our lesson https://root-source.com/lesson/introduction-to-jewish-prayer/ about what the bible means when it says “hours.” Your comments are appreciated! Question:Interesting. Thank you. Daniel prayed evening, morning and noon. In the New Testament we …

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Q2 2022 Board Meeting

Q2 2022 Board Meeting Q2 Minutes of Root Source Board Meeting EOQ2 2022 Thursday, June 30, 2022 Updated Balances Q2 First Melissa Support Report Root Source July 01, 2022 March 30, 2022: Q1 2022 Board Meeting 2021 Annual Report – Root Source How are we doing?

Parashat Balak

The Phillip Medhurst Picture Torah 580. Balak’s sacrifices Parashat Balak In this week’s Torah reading, Balak, King Balak of Moab retains the sorcerer Balaam to curse the Jewish people. Instead of curses, only blessings come out of his mouth—including prophecies concerning the Messianic redemption. Moabite women entice some of the Israelites to sin, resulting in a plague amongst the Jews. Phinehas zealously kills two of the …

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Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel April 14, 2021

Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel April 14, 2021 Here is what Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about this week: – One of the 10 most important ideas of the 21st century was the Jewishness of Jesus– Imitation is the highest form of flattering– Discover one another and love one another

Parashat Chukat

Nicolas Poussin Parashat Chukat This week’s Torah reading, Chukat, begins with a discussion regarding the laws of the red heifer. Miriam and Aaron die. When the Jews are in need of water, Moses strikes a rock – despite being commanded to talk to it. Waters stream forth, but Moses is banned from entering Israel. Amalek battles the Israelites and is defeated. Edom and Moab refuse the Israelites passageway to Israel. The Israelites battle …

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Gidon Interviewed on First Century Foundations Podcast

Gidon Interviewed on First Century Foundations Podcast In this episode of our Keeping it Israel Podcast, Jeff Futers interviews Orthodox Jew, Gidon Ariel, CEO and Founder of Root Source to learn about a Jewish perspective of the Torah. What is Torah? What does it encompass? What did the Psalmist mean when he wrote, “Blessed is …

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Root Source Contributions to Jerusalem Post

Root Source Contributions to Jerusalem Post 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 in Christian-Jewish …

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Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel April 14

Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel April 14, 2021 Here is what Gidon and Dr. Richard talked about this week: – Feast of Sukot– 1987 was the first time Dr. Booker start bringing groups to Israel– The love of Christian people is pure– Lighting Shabbat candles

Dr. Dianne Hoffman with Gidon Ariel June 15, 2022

Dr. Dianne Hoffman with Gidon Ariel June 15, 2022 We were delighted to hold a conversation with a subscriber to Root Source, Dr. Dianne Hoffman from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. In this short introductory conversation, Gidon and Dianne talked about a few things, including:– How can “scripture only” and the Oral Torah fit hand in …

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Parashat Korach

Korah Botticelli Parashat Korach Korach stages a rebellion against Moses, accusing him of a power grab. He and his entourage are swallowed up by the earth. The people protest, and a plague ensues. Of the staffs submitted by all the tribes, only Aaron’s blossoms; proving that he is G‑d’s chosen. The Israelites are instructed the various presents due to the priests …

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