We don’t watch American Idol (it’s just not our thing), but we tune in religiously to see what Rabbi Richard Rushfield has to say about the show on latimes.com.

During this past season, Rushfield has regaled us with sermons peppered with poetry about winning, losing, death and love. And we are smitten.

So, as the season comes to an end, we asked the good rebbe if he would answer a few of our questions about the importance of Idol. His answers were as thoughtful and complete as you’d expect:

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