Rabbi Springsteen, please

02.12.2013                      29.Kislew.5774                      Chanukka 5

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Rabbi Springsteen, please

An Israeli professor at Rutgers University uses a one-credit undergrad course to delve into the Old Testament theology of Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen may never have stepped foot in the Holy Land, but his lyrics are steeped in biblical imagery and concepts. However, it took an Israeli professor in rabbinic literature to connect the dots on the Boss’s long highway of thought and create an undergraduate college course called ‘Bruce Springsteen’s Theology.’ The just completed, standing room only, one-credit Rutgers University 10-week seminar was taught by Azzan Yadin-Israel, an associate professor of Jewish Studies and Classics, and a self-confessed longtime Springsteen fan….