Secular Jews

NICK BAKER explores what it means to be Jewish and not believe in God.

He loves Jewish food, films, and literature, and he has what he feels is a typically Jewish love of debate.

Yet Nick Baker feels unsure about his Jewish identity because one key ingredient is missing: he doesn't believe in God.

In this programme, he meets secular and religious Jews from Israel, the US, and Britain to find out how they understand the idea of secular or cultural Judaism - and whether he could opt out of the faith altogether.

And he explores whether other faiths - like Islam - have a similar secular identity alongside the religious one.

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25 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Jan 2010 23:05 GMT