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May 1, 2019, 1:27 AM
R’ Bigman’s Zionism: Admiration and Reservation
'I think Palestinian aspirations for a state are a good thing -- I think the violent means they have used are abhorrent'
Oct 8, 2018, 12:35 PM
My Arab Colleague from Mayor to Persona Non Grata?
Some of the most satisfying and challenging work I do as a tour guide is for Aziz Abu Sarah’s Mejdi tours. Aziz’s recent aborted run for mayor of Jerusalem and his subsequent troubles with the ministry of Interior have...
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...
Ross Singer lives on Kibbutz Maale Gilboa and works as a tour guide and educator.