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Cultural Judaism

Being Jewish Is 'Not So Much Belief As It Is Belonging'

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani to discuss the nuances of being culturally religious. Reuben, who cur...

Let Secular Jews Be Secular Jews

Leonard Fein | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Leonard Fein

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, sketches a caricature of a straw man -- the secular or cultural Jew -- and then sets out to demolish it. We object both to the sketch and to the demolition.

The Self-Delusions Of Secular Jews

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

These are good, serious and thoughtful people, usually deeply committed to Judaism, who struggle with big religious questions in a way that makes no sense. They may think that they can wring the holiness out of their Jewish identity and practice, but they cannot.