Please stop referring to “Jewish” as if it only denotes a religion. It does not. It denotes a people: religion, ethnicity, culture, history, & shared experience. No one is less Jewish b/c they do not practice Judaism.
And many, many people practice Judaism who are not even religious! Anyway, I hope it goes w/out saying, but I’m not lecturing Jews here. Only non-Jews.
Sometimes I worry we strand American Jews a bit-as well as British Jews. The far-right is hyper focussed on Jewish ethnicity and culture as something to eradicate. They’re actually less focussed on religion, here. But then the left often seems to think Jewish only equals religion.
So this means we don’t only not respect all of the facets of Jewish identity, but we also ignore the specific aspects that are under direct attack from the far-right. which, in turn, is picking up a long tradition of secular anti-semitism.
In a way, at least as I see it, there are ways in which Jewish existence are under direct attack from the far right, and most of these facets have to do w/ culture/history/ethnicity/shared experience. But these are the same facets that are not recognized by the left.
And so, in this sense, we leave many aspects of Jewish identity unrecognized or disrespected while, at the same time, these same aspects are targets of bigotry from the right. Time to fix that, I think.