Plenty of bad news for Jews this week (not surprising), but the bullseye is on BART for taking advertising bucks from a Holocaust denial group (seven years after letting “culture jammers” intimidate it into removing “hateful” pro-Israel ads) and on Rosen, who needs some time to work through his feelings when an author he knows refers to “U.S. concentration camps.” In brighter news, Mitchell Schwarz is still bulldozing opposing defensive linemen and Toronto Maple Leaf Zach Hyman has written a (third) children’s book.
On a more personal note, this week we ask:
“Is teaming up to carry a 400 lb. safe good for the Jews?”
Don’t miss the show opening, in which Goldbrener recounts the sordid tale that led to a pre-recording event featuring our boys dragging said 400 lb. safe down his driveway.
What does it mean to “stand up for what you believe in?” Does it only apply to people on the “right” side of history? Step into the Twilight Lounge, where Rosen and Goldbrener will eventually tackle this question head-on. But first: solving architect problems, moral quandaries on BART, Keith Hernandez’ wife and Julia Salazar, the sins of your (grand) fathers, Monica gets miffed, Sarsour dehumanizes Jews (again), the town of Tookus, and this question:
“Is ‘bageling’ good for the Jews?”
Not sure if this puts us on the right side of history, but we don’t want to be bageled.
In this, the second of two “lost episodes,” Rosen comes in hot, enraged at an incompetent architect and his wife’s inability to share his desire for vengeance. Goldbrener responds with his own story of remodeling woe, dragging the Crown Prince of Plate Glass in for good measure.
Meanwhile, Julia Salazar had another bad week, and Burning Man now features shabbat “services.” Bad rabbis are forced to pay restitution and Europe still thinks anti-semitism only comes from “the extreme right.” And speaking of Jewish identity, we ask, in a follow-up to last week’s questions about Jewish identity: