Judaism in a Secular Age


Judaism in a Secular Age: An Anthology of Secular Humanistic Jewish Thought


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Edited by Renee Kogel and Zev Katz, this collection features essays by some of the founding members of the movement of Secular Humanistic Judaism, which stresses that you don’t have to be religious to connect to Jewish culture. The essays are written by:

  • People who first tried to think about Judaism and Jewishness in new ways
  • People who believed in the core concepts of humanistic and secular Judaism
  • People who laid the philosophical groundwork for organized Secular Humanistic Judaism in the 20th century.

Political theorists and novelists, Hebraists, Yiddishists, Zionists, socialists, and more are included. The volume also includes important issue statements of the International Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews, as well as an English-language bibliography of contributors to the volume for further reading.

Read the foreword by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine

A free Study Guide is available for Part 2 Pathbreakers and Part 3 Framers of the book.

THE PRECURSOR – Baruch Spinoza
Kindred Spirits

Theodor Herzl

Aaron David Gordon

David Ben Gurion

Martin Buber

Mordecai Kaplan

Albert Einstein

Louis Brandeis

Mendele Mocher Sforim

Isaac Leib Peretz

Sholem Aleichem

Haim Nahman Bialik


Simon Dubnow

Haim Zhitlovsky

Micah Joseph Berdichevsky

Max Nordau

Ahad Ha’am

Ber Borochov

Joseph Haim Brenner

Rahel (Blustein)

Saul Tchernikhowsky

Avraham Shlonsky

Sigmund Freud

Edna Ferber

Emma Goldman

Horace Kallen

Erich Fromm

Marie Syria

Sidney Hook

Hannah Arendt

Isaac Deutscher

Abraham Maslow

Framers of Secular Judaism

Sherwin Wine

Daniel Friedman

Saul Goodman

Morris Schappes

Max Rosenfeld

Hershl Hartman

Isaiah Berlin

Albert Memmi

Haim Cohn

Yehuda Bauer

Zev Katz

Shunya Bendor

Uri Rapp

Yaakov Malkin

Shulamit Aloni

Gershon Weiler

Amos Oz

Yehuda Amichai

A. B. Yehoshua

Sherwin Wine on “The Humanistic Alternative”


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