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Jewish Atheist?

(posted as well on r/.jewish)

I am a practicing Jew who attends Shabbat and Havdalah services weekly, as well as services for all the holidays, which I also actively practice (ex: fasting on Yom Kippur, no risen bread on Passover, etc..). I have a hebrew name, I had my Bar Mitzvah, and I keep kosher. I also volunteer with my temple multiple times a week, and am very active in my local Jewish community. I say all the prayers, but I can’t understand how a God can exist. I’ve never believed in a God or a higher power of any sort, but I believe in the history and traditions of Judaism. I don’t have any doubts about being a Jew, and I never will. Can I call myself a Jewish atheist? Does anyone else call themselves that?

Again, to clarify, I’m not asking if I am Jewish, because I know I am. I’m wondering if identifying as a “Jewish atheist” is a thing.

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