Secular Judaism

Jews And Words: Leaving Nothing Un-debated

What is it that identifies secular Jews as a people -- be they Israeli or of the Diaspora, progressive or neo-con, early feminists or members of the Larry David fan club -- across generations and throughout the world?

Jewish Secularism’s Moment

New secular studies department at U.S. college part of increased visibility. But can belief without theology survive?

05/18/2011
Staff Writer

Nearly 50 years ago, Time magazine, in a report about Jewish opposition to “religious practices” in public schools, described a rise in Jewish secularism that disturbed some leaders of the American Jewish community.

Sociologist Phil Zuckerman will head new university-level department of secular studies. Photo courtesy Pitzer College
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