This is an incomplete list of Jewish atheists who are notable by occupation or source of notability. This list includes individuals who have Jewish ancestry from either lineage regardless of religious adherence, unlike the tradition within Orthodox Judaism, which accepts only maternal lineage (Kiddushin 66b, Shulchan Aruch, EH 4:19). Here atheism is understood in its most inclusive sense as the absence of belief that any deities exist and, to a lesser extent, nontheism.
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“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.”
—Thomas Paine (17371809)