I just finished reading the article by Arthur Blecher (“Judaism without God,” Sept. 15). I could not help but feel that our values and beliefs were so close. More than a year ago, I asked the rabbi at my nephew’s funeral if it were possible to be both an agnostic and a Jew. He told me it was, indeed. That is my set of values.

Blecher iterated that the members of his last congregation celebrated the culture, ethnicity and intellectual heritage of Judaism. How

profound, I thought. It is exactly how I feel. He said that humans, not God, created the world we live in. How right that is. It is unfortunate, of course, that we are now destroying it ... but that’s another letter.

Congratulations to Rabbi Blecher for his informative and succinct article.

William P. Stollar

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