Still, he wanted to continue the connection, so his parents searched around and discovered the 80-year-old-plus Jewish Children's Folkshul that meets at the Springside School in Philadelphia. With more than 100 students, it's one of largest secular Jewish schools in the country.Though a string of best-sellers, such as Sam Harris' The End of Faith and Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, has sparked renewed interest in anti-religious thought and rhetoric, it hasn't translated into greater numbers for the CSJO, according to [Feinstein], partly because most affiliates define themselves through a positive expression of cultural Judaism, rather than attacking the beliefs of other Jews."Nobody stands at the door with a pad and paper saying, 'Do you believe in God?' It's not important," she said.
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