Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres may be a big U2 fan, but it seems like Bono is an even bigger Shimon Peres fan.
In an interview with a CBS radio station, U2’s The Edge revealed that lead singer Bono likes to ride around New York City dressed as a Hasidic Jew.
The Christian influences of U2 have been known for a long time. The Father, Son and Holy Ghost aren’t Bono’s only religious role models, Seth Rogovoy writes.
U2’s front man Bono left a poem at his Jerusalem hotel after his recent visit. It included a sketch of a dog named Hope and the phrase: ‘Hope springs eternal.’
A reader objects to the word ‘Yahweh,’ which he finds offensive. Philologos says it’s a legitimate Biblical term and no one has to read it if they don’t want to.
Yahweh is the hypothetical but widely accepted scholarly version of God’s sacred biblical name. This very old name has gotten itself some very new vibes.