This nostalgia for a deeper identity is acute among Jews, but no different in essence than that faced by all educated people. Religion whether Judaism, Christianity or Islam never was anything more than the feeble efforts of humans to find meaning in a world of atoms and the void. It will disappear in its historical forms as we no longer need it. But there is a deep tradition of western thought to which we can all belong, even if our ancestors were Chinese or Eskimos or Canaanites, which is embodied in science, literature and philosophy. Between Athens and Jerusalem, I choose Athens.