The SeeSaw

I'm Converting to Judaism — and My Christian Mom Is Bummed

I’m a half-Jew converting to Judaism and my Christian mom is sad about it. Seesaw, what can I do?

What Does Meditation Have To Do With Fighting ISIS Terror?

Jay Michaelson argues that meditation helps us craft a response to make the situation better, instead of just making ourselves feel better.


Imam Consoles Jewish Community Over Murder of Ezra Schwartz

After Ezra Schwartz of Sharon, Massachusetts, was tragically killed in a terrorist attack, the city’s Imam offered some words of comfort to the city’s Jewish community.


Don't Excuse Terrorism by Talking About ‘Root Causes’

ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt says we must avoid attributing the motives of terrorism to ‘root causes’ when those are really just rationalizations.


Should We Call It ‘Radical Islam’?

Should we attribute the Paris attacks to ‘radical Islam’? Or, Jane Eisner asks, should we describe them as the actions of extremist individuals, and avoid blaming a whole religion?

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