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Authentic Self and the Assimilated Jew, Part 3: Secular/Assimilated Jew?

 

Judaism isn’t just a religion.
Many Jews, religious and secular Jews alike,
feel a Jewish peoplehood connection,
or a cultural connection with Jewish tradition,
even if they don’t connect with the religious obligation element.

 

We are regularly asked whether not every Jew follows the Law.

Many people claim that Judaism is at its essence a religion, a set of beliefs about the world

To this, we are always sad to report that there are quite a few secular Jews. Jews who, like many Christians, do not really believe in God and others who have renounced any belief in a divine being. there are spread allover the world many who feel a connection to their Jewish identity even when not believing in the Elohim Hashem Jehovah God.

But we should also be aware that among Jews there are also quite a few who believe in the One and Only True God of Israel and who do not approve of all that is happening in present-day Israel.

Several Jews and Jeshuaists are therefore trying to spend their days outside Israel for the Most High and to express their faith in a dignified way, even if it is not always according to people’s expectations. But they realise that impression to their God is more important than impression to people.

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To remember

  • “Assimilated Jew” in the title of this series because “Authentic Self and the Assimilated Jew” had a nice aesthetically-pleasing alliteration to it.
  • assimilated = giving up part of your identity/culture/observance to become part of an outside majority community.
  • Judaism significant impact on life
  • imperfect/non-observance of commandment =/= reflection of a belief that G-d does not exist
  • price of keeping keeping commandments = more than willing to pay at present
  • lot of life choices based on Jewish observance => no secular Jew
  • connect to Jewish cultural tradition as much as one might think

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Preceding

Who is a Jew?

Jew refering to be religious or to be a people

This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #1

This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #5

 

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Additional reading

  1. 2015-2016 Religion
  2. A Quarter of Europeans are Still Antisemites
  3. Anti-Semitic pressure driving Jews out of Europe
  4. A Gentile and the Mosaic Law
  5. Hatikvah – the official anthem of Israel
  6. As there is a lot of division in Christendom there is too in Judaism
  7. Judaism and Jeshuaism a religion of the future
  8. A celebration of harvest, and of thanksgiving for the provision God has given
  9. What Jeshuaists believe
  10. Policy Statement of the Jeshuaist community
  11. Noahide Laws or Seven commandments incumbent upon all of humankind
  12. Jewish People Inventors of Hope
  13. Does God really care?
  14. Vital importance of reading and following the Kitvei Hakodesh
  15. Changes in the Remnant of Jewish Believers
  16. Also Goyim or Non-Jews in the Jeshuaist movement
  17. A misunderstanding about Messianic Judaism
  18. Difference between Messianic Judaism, Jeshuaism, Christianity and Christendom
  19. Jeshuaists, Messianic Jews, Messianics and Christians
  20. Who or What is a Jeshuaist
  21. Focus On Your Unique Path

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Related

  1. The Jewish Experience by Gilad Altzon
  2. What Kind of Jew are You?
  3. “But Judaism is a Religion!”
  4. Jewish Oppression and Crimes Against Humanity
  5. Anti-Semitism: Jewish mythology and lies
  6. Reality Check: Jewish Oppression and Crimes Against Humanity
  7. Semitic Semantics
  8. Gene Wilder (1933-2016) feeling Jewish
  9. A Reflection for Purim
  10. Bible Stories for Atheist Babysitters

Jewish Young Professional

I put “Assimilated Jew” in the title of this series because “Authentic Self and the Assimilated Jew” had a nice aesthetically-pleasing alliteration to it. But honestly, I don’t self-identify as a secular Jew or as an assimilated Jew.

Secular?

I don’t consider myself secular because in spite of my imperfect or non-observance of commandments, Judaism still has a significant impact on my life. I believe in G-d. My imperfect/non-observance of commandment is not a reflection of a belief that G-d does not exist. I think G-d exists, and while I do not know what I believe with respect to divine reward and punishment, I believe G-d prefers that I keep the commandments. The reason I don’t keep commandments is because the price of keeping them is more than I am willing to pay at present, come what may.

It’s not that I don’t believe in Torah or mitzvot (commandments). It’s…

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