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.

Ask The Rabbi

NOTE: This is a “sticky post.” Select it to read how the Add The Rabbi feature came about here in Root Source. To see the Ask The Rabbi questions and answers, scroll down and select the one you are interested in. They are listed in order they were posted, last to first. Enjoy! Shalom! Our …

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A Free Lesson about Passover from Rabbi Gedalia Meyer

Passover. Passover is probably the best known Jewish holiday. Everybody knows it is Passover. The Hebrew word is Pesach – a word which is surprisingly difficult to translate. While the standard translation is still the favorite, there are others. In translating this word, perhaps we will find another image of God. Enjoy this lesson from …

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Avi Lipkin, Russia and the Middle East

Avi Lipkin is an outspoken teacher who doesn’t pull punches! In this lesson Avi Lipkin explains the background of Russia’s involvement in the Middle East in order to help explain the reasons for Russia’s behavior.    

First Time in Israel?

Bob O’Dell is published in a WND article. Whether you’ve never been (yet!) to the Holy Land or visit every year or more, Bob’s insight about how a trip to Israel impacts your relationship with God, and how God’s relationship with you is part of every step you take there, can change your life while …

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Bonus Channel Sample: We All Play Golf

Besides the core channels and lessons of Root Source, with Israeli Jewish teachers sharing the ancient Jewish wisdom they love with Christian students who are thirsty for that very wisdom, we are also glad to offer teachings by our Christian co-founder, Bob O’Dell. Bob continues to provide essential advice and services that keep Root Source …

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Blood Moons and Jubilee

Once again, Breaking Israel news has published an op ed piece we wrote about the connection between Blood Moons and the Jubilee; past, present and future. Check it out and share and comment there! http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/63286/the-mystery-of-the-lost-jubilee-part-xiii-blood-moons-and-jubilee-opinion  

Let Rabbi Aryeh Leifert Guide You Through The Proverbs!

Rabbi Leifert explains that much of the book of Proverbs is in the form of a letter from a parent to their child. In Proverbs 1:8, the rabbi explores the difference between instruction and teaching, and its relation to the masculine and feminine forms of parenting, and the Jewish view of parents and parenting. Rabbi Aryeh has his …

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Meet Rabbi Ken Spiro, History Teacher extraordinaire!

Root source students who have taken the opportunity to enroll in Rabbi Ken Spiro‘s tremendously well received class, Jewish History, Jewish Future, know that they have access to a gold mine of information presented in a fascinating, gripping way. We are happy to give you this free lesson of Rabbi Ken’s, to whet your appetite …

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Sign up for our Instant Biblical Hebrew Webinar!

From time to time, Root Source hosts LIVE FREE webinars, showcasing one of our popular teachers. Our first such webinar was held in February 2016 with Seth Young teaching Instant Biblical Hebrew and it was a smashing success! When you register for this exclusive email announcement list, we will send you notifications of new webinars …

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Meet Seth Young and his Biblical Hebrew course

Understandably, Bible-believing people who want to learn about Israel and the Jewish People are attracted to the Hebrew language. As a student and teacher of the Bible who knows Hebrew, I often find translations woefully lacking the multiple meanings the original Hebrew conveys, sometimes even translating incorrectly! We at Root Source are proud to host …

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Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Root Source – Israel FIRST!

Yuli Edelstein is truly a modern day hero. His biography could have been the story of an Israelite judge. Born in Ukraine, the former Soviet Union, Yuli was one of the best known “Prisoners of Zion,” sentenced to hard labor and exile to Siberian gulag for having the temerity to want to move to the …

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David Ha’ivri Welcomes You To His Holy Land!

We were so happy to visit David Ha’ivri, one of our top teachers at Root Source. Besides being a great teacher, Israel advocate, and all around good guy:-), David is a farmer! Watch this video to feel like you are getting down and dirty right there with him on the hills of Samaria!

To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven

We are proud of our friends at CJCUC. the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Efrat (a few minutes drive from Gidon’s house!:-) They have come out with a bold statement that can bring Christian-Jewish Relations to a whole new level. Read it here: http://cjcuc.com/site/2015/12/03/orthodox-rabbinic-statement-on-christianity/ Well, as Bob pointed out, Gidon alluded to this development …

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How can you bless Root Source?

There is no doubt that many if not all of our Root Source subscribers believe in the biblical promise to Abraham regarding the nations of the world (Genesis 12:3): “Those who bless you [Abraham’s descendants; the Jewish People] will be blessed.” We wrote a full chapter about this in our book Israel FIRST! In fact, …

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This is what the Teacher-Student relationship looks like…

As we emphasize here in Root Source, the most important thing about us is relationship. Our teachers are not just “spit out the material and get outta here” types – we recognize that we must meet the student where he or she is, and connect with them. This has been the Jewish way for thousands …

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