I grew up in Israel in a very secular family. Religion and politics are intertwined in Israel and, unfortunately, this often creates a rift between the secular and religious communities.
Living in the US for almost 30 years introduced me to new ways of practicing Judaism. And it feels so much healthier when we separate religion and government.
In Judaism, one can be secular, a Jew who lives with Jewish tradition and culture, a Reformed Jew, Orthodox or anything in-between. For me, being Jewish means living in a community of family and friends with close relationships, Friday night dinners, and celebrating Jewish holidays together.
How do you do religion?