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Don Seeman is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University. He is the author of One People, One Blood: Ethiopian-Israelis and the Return to Judaism(Rutgers University Press, 2009) and has published widely in Jewish thought and the anthropology of religion.


May 3, 2011 9:53 am

There are no more “Risks for Peace” and we all had better get used to it

It is time for everyone to grow up and recognize that the favorite slogan of would-be peacemakers in the Middle East—"Israel must take risks for...

April 17, 2011 9:08 pm

This Year we are Free

Last Thursday night Avi married Tamar in Petach Tikvah (an Israeli city whose name means "opening towards hope"). It was a glorious wedding. I have...

March 31, 2011 6:31 pm

From Napoleon to Mubarak: Jews and Revolution

Jews with  a strong historical sense may be excused for their uncertainty about how to respond to the revolutions and armed conflicts currently rocking the...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Several Cyber Attacks Disrupt Major Websites Twitter, Netflix, Spotify

Several cyber attacks disrupted Web traffic on the East Coast Friday, shutting down access to some of the Web's most popular sites and frustrating their users. A slew of major sites...


Report: Presence of Russian Aircraft Carrier in Eastern Mediterranean Will ...

The impending arrival of Russia’s sole aircraft carrier -- the Admiral Kuznetsov -- off the coast of Syria has the...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...