Is It Okay For Jews to Not Believe in God?

Conservative rabbis give their take on the question: Is it okay for Jews to not believe in God?   Rabbi Eric Woodward, Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania: “That’s not an easy question! First, what does ‘okay’ mean? Does it mean, ‘Are you still Jewish if you do not believe in God?’ Or does it mean, ‘Is belief in God a mitzvah and disbelief a sin?’ Second, what does it mean to ‘believe in’ somethin...

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Why Were We Created?

Two Conservative rabbis give their take on this big life question: Why were we created?   Rabbi Ari Kaiman, Congregation Shearith Israel in Atlanta, Georgia “When God created the universe through speech, God created us B’tzelem Elohim, in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). We were created to further the project of God’s creation. We further creation through our unique gift of human speech. We are able to see our ...

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