I often hear that Judaism in general is not a very “otherworldy religion”, at least not to the degree that other Abrahamic faiths are; and that that is why there are many people who call themselves “Jews,” but are not very religous (like Humanistic Judaism and many in Reform Judaism). Instead, it has become more like a cultural tradition or a practical philosophy (doing Bar Mitzvah or Passover is simply not much different in significance from celebrating a birthday or 4th of July for some of them). The religion sounds really strict with all the kosher laws and stuff. But nevertheless, why is it sometimes seen as not being very “otherworldly”? Is it because it places more emphasis on physically obeying rules and laws (practical matters)rather than on having inner faith?