"Sorry. I wish there was just a place for community for atheists. And, even though my past is all Jewish family-blood, my present isn't. I married a convert, he is a patrilineal jew still forced to convert to make my family happy. I can't…"
"I have my doubts about this instinctive cultural understanding. I'd say it's pretty limited. I you took a bunch of American Jews of various types and put them in a Catholic mass or a Pentecostal revival meeting, it's not unlikely they…"
"Mistrust of the majority is something I know intimately. But one need not know anything of cultural particulars to understand this; one just has to be familiar with the experience. What makes the Jewish version of this different is because for so…"
"But how many American Jews have any sense of Jewish culture? They are aware of belonging to a specific group, with varying degrees of investment in it, but what's really left of Jewish culture in America outside of New York city? I ask this…"
"Depends on where you are, I suppose. The closest thing you're going to get in the USA is by checking out Humanistic Judaism (established by the late Sherwin Wine) and seeing what they're doing. But maybe there's room for expansion…"
can anyone tell me if they think an Atheist Jewish youth group would work? I know there must be so many more jews who dont believe but still want to marry jews? Or shall I just tell my kids to be quiet about there thoughts especially in synagogue. the best thing about being jewish though is we love to debate. There was an atheist summer camp set up this year in England . I want someone to set up a Jewish one. Do you think it could work?
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