As a Jew I have a lot to say on the matter, but for fear of alienating my favourite Filmspotter I'll keep those thoughts to myself. Suffice it to say that any religion has good lessons to be learned, but there are plenty of way to approach those lessons, and I'm glad you've found some positive ways, but what you present is a narrow characterization. Interestingly the most accurate representation of Judaism I've seen is in A Serious Man. Really get to the heart of the religion as dogma, spirituality, and forced identity.
Also, if I get one more person saying, "but you're not allowed to eat pork," I think I might burst.