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 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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Q4 2021 Board Meeting

Q4 2021 Board Meeting Minutes of Root Source Board Meeting EOQ4 2021 Thursday, December 30, 2021 Balances 2021 and Report Worksheets Q4 First Melissa Support Report Root Source Oct 1 2021 2020 Annual Report – Root Source Q3 2021 Board Meeting Q2 2021 Board Meeting Q1 2021 Board Meeting Minutes of Root Source Board Meeting …

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Rivkah Lambert Adler interview with Israel National News

Rivkah Lambert Adler interview with Israel National News In the Torah, in the prophecy of Bilaam, Israel is described as a nation which shall dwell alone. This, however, does not mean that Israel is to keep itself isolated from mankind. As Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi explains in his classic treatise of Jewish Faith, “The Kuzari,” Israel …

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Parashat Beshalach

Bridgman Pharaoh’s Army Engulfed by the Red Sea Parashat Beshalach Exodus 13:17-17:16 This week’s portion, pronounced b’-sha-LAKH, meaning ‘when he let go’, tells of The Children of Israel’s early adventures in the desert, before receiving God’s law at Mount Sinai. Pharaoh once more changes his mind about the Hebrews leaving, and sends his army out …

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Dr Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel January 3

Dr Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel January 3 In this week’s conversation, Gidon and Richard talk about New Years Eve and Christmas Day from a Jewish perspective, and about repentance, and about what our relationship with God is supposed to be based upon.

Parashat Bo

David Roberts 001 Parashat Bo Exodus 10:1–13:16 The last three of the Ten Plagues are visited on Egypt: a swarm of locusts devours all the crops and greenery; a thick, palpable darkness envelops the land; and all the firstborn of Egypt are killed at the stroke of midnight of the 15th of the month of …

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Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel December 27

Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel December 27, 2021 This week, Dr. Booker and Gidon spend a little time talking about the importance of communication, then review Nachmanides’ ethical will to his children.https://www.sefaria.org/Iggeret_HaRamban?lang=bi Highly recommended!

Parashat Vaera

The Seventh Plague (1823 painting by John Martin) Parashat Va’era General Overview: In this week’s reading, Va’era, Pharaoh refuses to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt, even after Aaron exhibits miraculous powers, transforming his staff into a serpent. The first seven plagues strike Egypt: Blood, Frogs, Lice, Wild Beasts, Pestilence, Boils, and Fiery Hail. First Aliyah: This week’s portion opens …

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“The Prize Winning Story” reviewed on The Home School Book Review Blog

“The Prize Winning Story” reviewed on The Home School Book Review Blog “The Prize-Winning Story,” written by Ken P. Reed and published by Root Source Press, was recently reviewed on The Home School Book Review Blog. The reviewer respectfully disagreed with anti-Replacement Theology, which the book presents and promotes, but thought the book was well …

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Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker December 20, 2021

Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker December 20, 2021 This week some of the topics covered were:– Quick explanation from Dr. Booker why whatever we say is important.– Gidon’s Shabbat with a biblical/geographic lesson and a virtual visit to Eshtamoa.– Gidon shared about his daughter’s business plan and her husband’s work for a living.– Dr. …

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Parashat Shemot

Pharaoh’s daughter finds Moses in the Nile (1886 painting by Edwin Long) Parashat Shemot Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, is worried that there are too many Jews and they are becoming too powerful. So he decides to enslave them, forcing all the Jews to do backbreaking labor working in the fields, shlepping bricks, and building …

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Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker December 13, 2021

Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker December 13, 2021 This week some of the topics covered were: Gidon and Richard talk about Miss Universe(!), Eilat, Hannah Senesh, Dubai and the UAE, Richard’s first blind date:-), Holocaust survivors and their psychological categories, Hungarian Jews and the Holocaust, Gidon’s father’s Holocaust story, Gidon’s mother’s story, his parents’ …

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