My father's father, Arthur Goldberg, was an agnostic Jew.
Judaism is an interesting religion that way: it doesn't always have anything to do with being religious. Judaism is a group identity that exists somewhere between what we might think of as religious, cultural, and family/tribal identities. You can be Jewish, in other words, based on what you believe, how you talk and eat, or based on who your ancestors were.
Religiously, I'm a Mormon (although I do feel connected to Judaism as a spiritual and meaning-making heritage). Culturally and genealogically, I'm Jew-ish.
One subject I try to visit every so often in this blog is how that Jewish heritage came to me and how it fits into my life and world.
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