A Godless Judaism Isn’t the Answer

The American Jewish community should not invest its precious resources in aggressively secular Jewish programs; the vociferous exclusion of Judaism’s religious dimension is a recipe for disaster.

There is a whole lot of silliness going around about the Pew Survey, but the silliest idea of all is this: Since more and more Jews (22 percent in total) say that they have no religion, the key to Jewish survival is to devise a Judaism that dispenses with religion. In this way of...