I totally get this. And as I am currently reading a study Bible and finally figuring out and confronting many things about religion and religious narratives that I put off because of *cough* mormonism *cough* I almost think I could convert to Judaism. You know, a modern reform version.
I don't think it's going to happen, but that it even appears in my brain as a fantasy is pretty amazing.
The Jewish approach to truth and text is so completely different from Christianity's as to require a world-view transplant. It's so different that when you hear atheist criticisms of religion generally from, say, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, you come to understand how deeply Christian they are in their a priori definitions of truth, God, and religion. It makes their criticisms seem deeply parochial, even though I agree with them in their atheism. In other words, it may be scientifically true that there is no supernatural being, the Unmade Maker, behind all that exists; but you cannot then go from there to a critique of all religion, because religion and religious practice is too diverse and divergent and particular to be undercut by such a scientific claim. Indeed, using Judaism as an example, the very notion that religion depends on what you *believe* to be true is a peculiarly Christian idea to begin with (and maybe also Muslim); but it is an idea that is and has been for thousands of years foreign to Judaism, which sees itself as a struggle with the divine in a way that is creating divinity through the struggle, so that what's in your head doesn't matter. So when western science insists on "believing the truth," the impact of that insistance is rather narrowly contained to religions that rely on "belief" as a central piece of their religiosity and practice.
As for textuality, Judaism sees the Torah as the basis for an ongoing 3000 year old argument. Although a fundamentalist hasid might argue that Torah is literally true, you find quickly that he (female hasidim don't read torah) means something radically different from what an evangelical christian might, as the text is seen as inherently divine, but its truth is an emergent characteristic from the text in ongoing argument within a community of arguers. Then talk about the nature of God, and you get the same kind of thing, where god is real, but what god is or the nature of god's relationship to humans is at best metaphor; in more liberal forms of judaism it becomes explicitly panentheist; but even in traditional forms, a Chabad rabbe would say that whether or not god is real is not the correct question, and what matters is the human striving after divinity. And even the most fundamentalist of Jews is comfortable with disagreement and right out contradiction among Jews, as the Talmud itself is built on every single page as the presentation of oppositional and mutually exclusive points of view on any given issue; and there is almost never a need to reconcile or synthesize. Compare that to Christianity's need to subsume everything into a singular vision of TRUTH (which they inherited from Greek philosophy), with Thomas Aquinas as the prototypical synthesizer and reducer.
Anyway, if you're interested in Jewish views of text, the Torah commentaries of the Reform and Conservative and Reconstructionist movements are amazing. But Judaism is so rationalist and argumentative at its core, that even Orthodox and even Chabadnik commentaries make Christian textuality seem like childish efforts to make pieces from 100 different puzzles make a coherent picture.
I don't mean to be a booster for Judaism here. Just to point out how pervasive Christian assumptions about truth are in our culture. Judaism has other problems all its own.