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Aug 15, 2018, 6:50 PM
Enemies, morality, and our new Chief of Staff
Despite efforts to discredit Yair Golan for Chief of Staff, Jews have always considered morality an issue in fighting wars
Jul 31, 2017, 2:04 PM
Jeremiah, Alterman, and Ariel
Many of Israel’s detractors see no reason to constrain their condemnations by the truth. The end goal of destabilization and ultimate destruction of the revival of Jewish sovereignty on our ancient homeland justifies any means to get there. It’s...
Oct 31, 2016, 1:03 PM
The Length of Our Days…
While guiding a family on a hike on Mt. Gilboa this summer and describing the biblical and geological history of the mountain, one of the kids wondered how I reconcile the scientific dating of the age of the world...
Oct 10, 2016, 4:30 PM
The Real Trump
Over the past few days the media has been astir with speculation over “the real Donald Trump?” Is he a crude and vulgar boor who would cop a feel just because his superstar status allows him to get away with...
Jun 23, 2016, 5:34 PM
Between Despair and Hope in Jericho
As we drove into Jericho, the bright red sign warned us that entry into Area A is forbidden for Israeli citizens. Our tour leader asked us who was nervous. I sheepishly raised my hand. At that moment, we were...
Apr 15, 2016, 6:22 AM
Jews for Bernie recently tweeted, “We challenge the press to find a single person displeased about Bernie hiring @simonerzim who doesn't have far right views on Israel.” Let me take up this challenge personally. I would like to see a...
Aug 14, 2015, 1:48 AM
If I Were Thomas Friedman
Dear Thomas Friedman, Before I share with you my displeasure over your recent article in The New York Times, I want you to know that I really appreciated your work From Beruit to Jerusalem. I learned a lot about the...
Jul 24, 2015, 5:13 PM
Iran, the Bomb, Israel and Tisha B’Av
This Sunday we commemorate the destruction of the Temple, Jerusalem, and the national spirit they embodied. It took two thousand years to reestablish Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel. Among the questions that might inform our commemoration of...
May 21, 2015, 6:29 AM
Looking for hate in all the wrong places
The reality of Jewish-Arab ties in Israel defies any preconceptions, certainly those rooted in hatred
Oct 15, 2014, 1:16 PM
Hamas = Haganah? A response to Gideon Levy
Only death will discharge us from our ranks… Our dream is to die for our country… With the tears of bereaved mothers And the blood of innocent babies as mortar We shall plaster bodies to bricks We will erect...
Ross Singer served as a rabbi in the US and Canada before making aliya with his family in 2010. He currently lives on Kibbutz Maale Gilboa with his wife and four children and works as a tour guide and educator.