They say that there are two things you should never talk about at a dinner party: religion and politics. Well, too bad – you can't get away from either in this book, as much of it is dedicated to exploring the Jewish religion and all of the social and political buzz surrounding it. What is referred to as the "Jewish Plot" is one of the most central and distinctive aspects of the novel – Daniel Deronda is one of the first English novels to portray its Jewish characters in a favorable and sympathetic light.
Daniel Deronda is a novel about religion.
Daniel Deronda is about the search for one's true identity; religion is only one component of it.