I suppose I think a "religion" cannot keep reinventing itself. The lovely folks in the videos below sound like they are preaching Christianity to me. To me, while Christianity is a Jewish tribal religion, it is a "reinvention" & obviously not the religion of the Old Testament. If so, what is the real Judaism? If Christianity or Reformist Judaism is the "real Judaism"; then Mahayana, for example, is the "real Buddhism".
While the spirituality of the good & noble people in the above videos always inspires me (I had to find my favourite videos), I think is it plainly obvious the religion of the Old Testament contains the religious doctrines of the Promised Land, Destruction of the Nations and world rule from Jerusalem (in Isaiah) which are related to the Judaic or Hebrew conception of "God". Those Christians who are totally zealous about Israel I would consider to be Crypto-Jews. Also, for example, David Ben-Gurion claimed to be an atheist but continued to quote the Old Testament. Personally, I regard him as "religious".
David Ben-Gurion wrote:"In Jerusalem, the United Nations (a truly United Nations) will build a Shrine of the Prophets to serve the federated union of all continents; this will be the seat of the Supreme Court of Mankind, to settle all controversies among the federated continents, as prophesied by Isaiah. Higher education will be the right of every person in the world. A pill to prevent pregnancy will slow down the explosive natural increase in China and India, And by 1987, the average life-span of man will reach 100 years."
Ben-Gurion also described himself as an irreligious person who developed atheism in his youth and who demonstrated no great sympathy for the elements of traditional Judaism, though he quoted the Bible extensively in his speeches and writings. Modern Orthodox philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz considered Ben-Gurion "to have hated Judaism more than any other man he had met".
Maybe. But doubtful Jews tend to be overrepresented in the true monastic path of celibacy, solitude & the destruction of self-view. In fact, it could be hypothetically possible that Jews are underrepresented in true monasticism & over represented in the intellectualism & talking; thus have not gone beyond their Jewish cultural conditioning. For example, Bhikkhu Bodhi, born Jeffrey Block in New York City, is involved in "Engaged Buddhism" or "Social Justice" and was accused by Bhikkhu Thanissaro of bringing Talmudism into Buddhism when trying to rationalize a case for "Just War" against the Nazis, where Buddhists not intent on here & now Nibbana would die in a Just War to save Jews. It seemed the only case for a "Just War" Jeffrey Block could imagine was to stop the "Holocaust". Refer to DW topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi on Just War and Thanissaro's rebuttal