In his comment on our latest post, Ben M posited that without God, Judaism cannot survive. That is undoubtedly true. But are there various ways in which to reach God, or indeed, to act in a Godly manner?
The importance of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world – is central to Judaism, but it is only the Reform movement that emphasizes the concept as fundamental to its theology.
However, what many forget is that in Judaism a person must continually work on not one but two relationships: Man and God, and Man and Man. The latter could also be redefined as humanism.
So for those who do not relate to traditional rituals or even God, could Tikkun Olam – helping others, connecting globally – provide the path to spiritual growth?