Many Jews assert that the Torah is "poetry" and "parables" and never was intended or accepted as "science" and "history".<quoted text>
Funny, I have an archeology book written by a couple of Israeli scholars who acknowledge that the Exodus is a fairy tale.
Sorry, but the actual facts don't support your viewpoint.
There are a few literalist/fundamnetlaist Jews, just as in Christianity and Islam, that can not tell the difference between legend from reality.
Although vocal (and often violent) they do not reflect the mainstream adherents to thir respective religions.
Sadly, few within the religions have the balls to denounce their radical and ignorant bretheren.