Episode #165: Smart house, dumb shower, Ramallah

Settle in with Rosen, Goldbrener, and Rosen’s dad’s magazines for another episode of (Is it) Good for the Jews. This week, we touch on several pressing issues including poorly-behaved NFL heiresses, Hasidim trapped in Torah vaults, the best airlines for Jews (hint: not Delta), popular names for Jewish babies, Jerry Seinfeld’s Judaism, whether Rosen is “delicate” or “difficult,” Jewish pets and much more. Is there time for a question? Certainly!

Is an Egyptian official saying Ramallah should be the capitol of a Palestinian state good for the Jews?

Honestly, we only touch on this, but what little time we spend on it is very enlightening and of far greater importance than our thoughts on the Golden Globes.


Episode #164: Iran protests, Weev, Casspi’s T

The Twilight Lounge is fully operational for 2018, bringing you more Omri Casspi news, confusion about San Francisco’s mayoral status, a quick study of every celebrity Jew to pass during 2017, piles of garbage on city streets and Billy Crystal speculation.

Speaking of piles of garbage, this week the boys also touch on Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer before diving into the week’s serious topic:

Is Iranian unrest good for the Jews?

Rosen has questions about the large-scale protests that have been raging in Iran for a week: what are they about? What’s at stake? How are they different from the “Arab Spring?” Why aren’t they on CNN? Goldbrener does his best to untangle this latest unrest, and in the end, the boys have bad news to deliver to the mullahs.

Behold the George Burns of 2030.

Episode #163: Jews rejecting Christmas, Marty’s belt

For their last 2017 visit to the Twilight Lounge, the boys settle in early for a light-hearted holiday discussion, beginning with a rumination on the meaningful trinkets of our fathers (and fathers-in-law), followed by Rosen’s out-of-left-field Star Wars take and Goldbrener’s effective Planet of the Apes sales job.

From there it’s onto Miss Iraq, Omri Casspi’s high-water pants, Linda Sarsour’s successful victim-blaming and butt-shaming and Colin Kaepernick’s killer GQ outfit, before addressing the eternal December Dilemma:

Are “alternative Christmas activities” good for the Jews?

It begins with See’s Candies gelt and moves onto Christmas eve screenings of “Fiddler on the Roof,” Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, Chinese food and questions of Christmas trees and Jewish modernity. In the end, while neither of the boys would choose Christmas rejectionism as a lifestyle, will they condemn Jews who do?

Controversial? Slick.