Bruce Springsteen's drummer, Max Weinberg, is from New Jersey! I love what he says in this article about using music to fulfill a calling: “Whenever I’m asked, and when I’m around, I’m happy to do it,” Weinberg said. “I can’t point to one specific moment in time when I said, ‘I’m gonna do this’ or ‘I’m gonna do that,’ but in our religion there’s the concept of "tikkun olam” — Hebrew for “repairing the world” — “which I embrace seriously and took to mean any way you can do it. My way of doing that was through music, and specifically drumming."

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“I embraced my religious training in a humanist way,” he said. “I try to be nice to people, I live by the golden rule, I try to bring joy through music to whatever audience I find myself in front of. In Hebrew school I took the idea of tzedaka (charity) and tikkun olam very seriously.”

Read the whole article here: http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/jersey-boy/