Monthly Archives: September 2018

Episode #190: Bageling.

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.

Don’t bagel me, bro.


Episode #189: 23 and Me, bad Jews, bad architects

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:

Is 23 and Me good for the Jews?”

No, no, no! And in so many ways.  

Don’t mess with us.


Episode #188: Who is a Jew? It’s nice to share.

The boys are pleased as punch to return to the Twilight Lounge after a three-week (!) absence, but they are not eager to share their dinners. Listen in as Rosen skirts the boundaries of civilized discourse as they discuss his “special eating needs,” then stick around to hear tales of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s son, Jeremy’s Corbyn’s coded language and whether Scarlett Johansson is “actually” Jewish. And speaking of maybe-Jews, this week we ask:

Does it really matter if Julia Salazar is “really a Jew?”

New York’s latest Democratic Socialist du jour has a problem: nobody believes her when she says she’s a “Jewish immigrant,” partly because her history suggests otherwise. Is it ok for this former Christian activist with a half-Jewish father to “re-claim” her Jewish identity? Do we need all the Jews we can get, even the ones who favor BDS and may or may not have complete their conversion process? About the only thing guaranteed on this one is that Goldbrener will get the last word. 

Get your own.