Judaism Without Theology? https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/religion-holidays/2020/10/judaism-without-theology/

Jews are a people that has long battled for ideas. Can any sense of purpose be forged in the absence of theology, or a lifelong engagement with the texts of the Jewish canon?

October 29, 2020 | Daniel Gordis
About the author: Daniel Gordis is the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem and the author, most recently, of We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel.
This is a response to How America's Idealism Drained Its Jews of Their Resilience, originally published in Mosaic in October 2020

Charlotte Markowitz, 85, congratulates Sy Laufe, 90, after Sy read from the Torah at their bat mitzvah ceremony, at the Five Star Residences in Chevy Chase, Maryland, May 14, 2016. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images.

Many years ago, when I was first beginning my doctoral work, among the students in the program were a few members of the Catholic clergy. As we were getting to know each other, one of them caught up with me during a break and said to me, “Tell me about your faith community.”

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