That is true – the Torah/Bible does not teach Religion. The Bible teaches spirituality and morality and how to defend and defend the Bible-guide Judeo-Christian spirituality and morality from the rivals and enemies!
To realize the truthfulness of this statement, let’s recall the definitions of Spirituality, Morality, Religion and Superhuman Controlling Power.
Dictionary: Spirituality is the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
That is the acknowledgement of the existence of the human spirit or soul that the Something (God) that created our world separates and distinguishes the humans from everything else.
Dictionary: Morality is the principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and immoral behavior.
The Ten Commandments and the “humans made in the image and likeness of this Something (God)” are the guidance for distinguishing between right and wrong or good and immoral behavior.
Dictionary: Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
Both Religion and Science believe in the existence of the Superhuman Controlling Power. Religion and Science just have different names and images for this Power. For Science, the images are such as Nature, Cosmic Explosion, or Black Holes. For Religion, the image of this Power is the image of the superhuman but with human characteristics.
Both Religion and Science are pivotal for Human’s survival and happiness with religion having a unique special role.
The religion is crucial for our civilizational survival not because of the believed-to-be-real image of its Superhuman Power or its many doctrinaire rituals and prayers.
The Religion is crucial because the religion is the key crusader for our Judeo-Christian national morality of the Bible-guided Ten Commandments and the individual freedoms “in the image and likeness of God.”
Most probably, our religious leaders understand all that, but they (again, most probably) are afraid to transform these beliefs into public actions for preserving the Judeo-Christian America.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks:
For Judaism, the criterion of the good society is not wealth, power, or prowess but the simple question: does it respect the individual as the image of God.