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University Hosts Fall Judaic Studies Lecture

“The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen” was discussed by Azzan Yadin-Israel, Ph.D., at The University of Scranton Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute lecture in November. From left: guest speaker Dr. Yadin-Israel and Marc Shapiro, Ph.D., Weinberg Chair of Judaic Studies at The University of Scranton.
November 27, 2017

Azzan Yadin-Israel, Ph.D., professor of Jewish studies and classics at Rutgers University, presented “The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen” at The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute, the lecture held on campus in November.

The author of three books that add depth to the understanding of midrash and the study of German as a foreign vocabulary, “Scripture as Logos: Rabbi Ishmael and the Origins of Midrash, Scripture and Tradition: Rabbi Akiva and the Triumph of Midrash” and “Intuitive Vocabulary: German,” Dr. Yaden-Israel spent two years mining Bruce Springsteen’s songs for research in his latest book, “The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen.”

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