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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #48
50. It's true that most people in the USA don't realize
the extent to which Judaism is a tradition and not a belief. I had to meet several different types of Jews* before I figured that out myself.

But then, you've answered the question of the OP without really meaning to do so. There are an inordinate number of Jews who see the origin story of Moses and their people as a traditional myth, and even those Jews who believe the story whole-heartedly wouldn't be changed in their practices if they found out otherwise.

*For the record, in case someone is curious what I mean by "several types of Jews," it's much like several types of Catholics. Orthodox, observant, sometimes observant, and "lapsed". :)
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