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 Jerusalem Synagogue Terror Attack – The Facts And The Feelings

Traditionally, Jews observe a seven day long mourning period after the loss of a loved one, called shiva (literally, seven). Today, all of israel “got up from shiva” following the horrific terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue which claimed five lives, four peace-loving rabbis and a heroic Druze (non-Jewish) policeman. How can we make sense …

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Coincidence? I think not!

Without thinking about it too much, people use the word “coincidence” often, and when pressed, they might define it as something that happens without too much input from God. What does Judaism think about that? Watch this short video, and see for yourself! Oh, and please join in the discussion below, in the comments section.

Blessings of the Torah

This lesson begins some lessons regarding the blessing of the Torah that Jews pray in the morning. This relatively long blessing highlights the importance of the Torah to Jews.”

What is Root Source?

Today, more and more Christians are answering the divine call to wake up and engage with each other. Root Source is answering that call: Knowledgeable, Orthodox Israeli Jews teaching Christians around the world online about Jewish concepts, ideas and thought, to more deeply understand the roots of their faith, in an informal and loving manner. …

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Introduction to Jewish Prayer

What is the foundational scripture that commands Jews to pray? You may be very surprised! How often do Jews pray each day, and where did this idea come from in scripture?

Prayer – Introduction to Jewish Prayer

https://player.vimeo.com/video/103890407?autoplay=0 Lesson 1: Giant Footprints in Israel What is the foundational scripture that commands Jews to pray? You may be very surprised!  How often do Jews pray each day, and where did this idea come from in scripture?  What do the prayer books look like, and why are there two of them? Enjoy part 1 …

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