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Judaism without God

Arthur Blecher | Special to the Jewish News | Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:23 am

When I was 15 years old, a new rabbi moved to my small town of Easton, Pennsylvania, and changed my life. I had been raised in our Conservative synagogue, but dropped out after my bar mitzvah. The new rabbi befriended me, introduced me to Jewish youth groups, Torah lessons, Hebrew camping and, most importantly, books on Jewish philosophy. I discovered there was more than one way to be Jewish, and more than one way to think about God.

Fifty-five years later, I’m retiring from official Jewish life, having wound my way through a journey of personal and religious discovery I never could have predicted at 15.

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