The Religious Renaissance of Ethiopian Jewry

Professor Seeman received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University and is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University. His research interests include medical anthropology, anthropology of experience, Ethiopian-Israelis, anthropological approaches to Hebrew Bible, Judaism and Hasidism, and violence and extremism in Israel. He has taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His publications include: “‘Where is Sarah Your Wife’: Cultural Poetics of Gender and Nationhood in the Hebrew Bible,” in Harvard Theological Review 91:2 (1998); “‘One People, One Blood’: Public Health, Political Violence, and HIV in an Ethiopian-Israeli Setting,” in Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 23 (1999); “Bodies and Narratives: The Question of Kinship in the Beta Israel – European Encounter (1860-1920),” in Journal of Religion in Africa 30:1 (2000) and One People, One Blood: Ethiopian-Israelis and the Return to Judaism (Rutgers University Press, 2009).

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