Originally published in Summer/Autumn 2014 issue of Humanistic Judaism Journal
Rational Judaism: It's Not New
by Mary Raskin
The foundation of Humanistic Judaism is a belief in the power of people to reach fulfiment without supernatural intervention. As Humanistic Jews we find meaning and dignity in our Judaism through the rational approach.
To celebrate Judaism in this way is a modern phenomenon, to be sure. However, the interpretation of Judaism through the use of reason is not entirely modern . . .
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