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What makes an "atheist Jew" a Jew? What element of Judaism is shared by all Jews that binds them together as Jews? Until the enlightenment, it was taken for granted that Torah and Mitzvos bound Jews together as one people. Once people start to give up the Torah way of life, what is it that keeps them within Judaism (I'm asking about definitions here)

According to Wikipedia, there is a difference between Judaism and the Jewish people:

"Judaism [...] is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people".

In my mind, what makes one a Jewish atheist is the same thing that makes Richard Dawkins a British atheist.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:37:18 UTC | #950837