Was born Jewish, raised Jewish and educated Catholic. He is a “Jewsuit”. He is also a husband, father, newspaper and magazine writer, habitual wearer of baseball caps and author of the soon-to-be-released memoir about his son’s bar mitzvah, “The Rabbi Has Left the Building.”
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Someone left the space heater on, leaving the Twilight Lounge with the unmistakable vibe of a Bikram yoga studio. Goldbrener insists Rosen eat meat, but it’s not happening. He’d just as soon eat a Jeep… and buy a Rush coloring book.
Do swastika painters understand what they’re doing? Does it matter if they do? When is Jewish food actually Jewish food? Can Rosen eat any of it? What skin, if any, do Jews have in the Notre Dame game? More to the point:
Is letting Omar Barghouti into the U.S. good for the Jews?
One issue here is whether barring Barghouti is a free speech issue or a terrorism issue; per Goldberner, (who makes it very clear that he finds Omar the worst kind of distasteful) it’s the former. If you ban the founder of BDS, where do you stop? But if you let him in, how is that good for the Jews?
Rosen and Goldbrener’s hidden agenda proves successful this week: they do NOT talk about the recent Israeli elections! Instead, listeners are treated to a sordid tale of almost-bar fights, fake tough guys and the Bee Gees, followed by a smorgasbord of Jewish news (Bezos, Airbnb, Beresheet, and a long debate pitting “haggadah originalists” against the “progressive haggadah” bloc, an examination of the plight of black hat anti-vaxxers, Jenny McCarthy and Goldbrener’s Conundrum…and…
Is Kim Kardashian, Attorney-at-law, good for the Jews?
No surprises here. Of course not. You’re going to have to look somewhere else to find any suggestion that anything any Kardashian does would be good for the Jews. Okay, maybe one thing.
Jewish news comes at you rapid-fire this week, as the boys rifle through item after sometimes disturbing, sometimes amusing items that include Wacky Ken Livingstone, the Iditarod, Ukrainian comedians, Ricky Henderson, rapid-fire sandwich-making and poor-quality Girl Scout cookies. But first, the civility of the deep south has Rosen wondering about the priorities of his big-city brethren and no one can match Goldbrener’s knowledge of the tiny nation of Djerba — even as he underestimates the powerful cleverness of Jews and the American Jewish Establishment (TM).
Standing out among the blizzard of news:
Is bread-slicing bagels good for the Jews?
No no no NO. It is not. In fact, Goldbrener stops just short of declaring a National Emergency over “St. Louis Style” bagel presentation. No. Also: eat a bagel, Ice-T.