alg11297 asked: Well you got me...what is being Jewish if isn't believing in God or participating in a jewish community. Since Jews invented comedy (watch Marx Brothers vs. Bob Hope) could be someone with a sense of humor? Or is it merely eating knishes? Having an annoying family? Referring to THEM as having a goyishe kup? In the recent Pew study some high amount of Jews identified themselves as Jewish having no religion. How is that not like Vegan, eating meat?
Like I said, it can be viewed as culture, one’s history, genetics… lots of things. Just like someone raised in a country may accurately think of himself as, say, Danish, even if he never got citizenship - or how someone who got citizenship later in life may still not feel “Danish”. Judaism is more than just beliefs.