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.

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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Parashat Vayechi

Parashat Vayechi Genesis 47:28-50:26 In this, the final portion of the book of Genesis, we read of Jacob’s blessings to his sons and grandsons on his deathbed, and his final passing and burial. The book concludes with Joseph’s final days, as well, and his death and enbalming in Egypt. Topic 1: Weekly Torah Portion: The …

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Conversations about Chanukah with Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel

Conversations about Chanukah with Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel We hereby launch our Conversations channel at Root Source! For the time being, we will be featuring a pre-recorded video of a conversation that Gidon Ariel, CEO of Root Source, had with Dr. Richard Booker, founder/director of the Institute for Hebraic-Christian Studies. In this week’s …

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Our Root Source teacher, Dr. Rivkah Adler, featured in the Jerusalem Post

Our Root Source teacher, Dr. Rivkah Adler, featured in the Jerusalem Post In September we celebrated the launch of Rivkah’s book, “Lighting Up The Nations.” This week, the Jerusalem Post decided to celebrate as well! Here is an important Op-ed that Rivkah wrote, describing her journey and how important it is for Christians and Jews …

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Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel in Conversation

Dr. Richard Booker and Gidon Ariel in Conversation Gidon Ariel and Dr. Richard Booker have been enjoying each others’ company and engaging in friendly open conversations for months, and this week we initiate featuring these conversations in our weekly newsletter. In this week’s conversation: Gidon explores the “Table of Contents” of the New Testament and …

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Chanukah: All about the holiday

Chanukah: All about the holiday Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple (as you’ll read below). Also spelled Hanukkah (or variations of that spelling), the Hebrew word is actually pronounced with …

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Gidon Ariel, Root Source, Part 2 of 2

Gidon Ariel interviewed on “Core Principles” Podcast Part 2 My friend Clay Howerton interviewed me for his popular podcast Core Principles a few weeks ago. He split the interview into two episodes. Here is part one, and here is part two. Please listen to the link below and tell us what you think!https://core.buzzsprout.com/1146671/9513705-gidon-ariel-root-source-part-2-of-2

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! Hannukkah is actually next week, and Thanksgiving is in a few days, but here is a very enjoyable video that we found that celebrates both! We’d love to hear your comments!

A Very Important Talk by Dennis Prager

A Very Important Talk by Dennis Prager Our good friends Merv and Merla Watson shared this Youtube presentation that the famous speaker Dennis Prager gave at Awaken Church about a month ago. In this powerful message, Dennis Prager, Founder of PragerU, discusses various topics including politics, religion, human nature and more. I hope you’ll like …

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Parashat Vayeshev

Parashat Vayeshev Genesis 37:1–40:23 Jacob settles in Hebron with his twelve sons. His favorite is seventeen-year-old Joseph, whose brothers are jealous of the preferential treatment he receives from his father, such as a precious many-colored coat that Jacob makes for Joseph. Joseph relates to his brothers two of his dreams which foretell that he is …

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