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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Spirits are running high this week as the boys celebrate Julian Edelman’s Super Bowl MVP before sliding into Rosen’s conundrum from his weekend at the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica. Should Jewish consumers patronize businesses with a (admittedly limited) history of anti-semitic incidents? Later in the episode, after it is revealed that Goldbrener owns three (3) tuxedos and that Sam thinks both hosts suck, questions of censorship arise as the Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan squelches a “warts and all” Henry Ford article in a historic journal. Also, there are Hamas and PFLP operatives in high-ranking positions at BDS GMOs. Surprised? Nah.
Rosen and Goldbrener return to the Twilight Lounge this week, address a quick question regarding Italian-Jewish relations, then dive into a longer rumination on the former’s shortcomings in the area of the Manly Arts and the latter’s proclivity for workplace naps. Meanwhile in the world of Jews, students are harassing teachers, Sam has a new thing, Israel claims a cure for cancer and Goldbrener isn’t sure he likes it when Jews name their son “Cletus.” And:
Is Howard Schultz’ presidential bid good for the Jews?
Rosen can’t understand why the Starbuck’s honcho, once considered somewhat benevolent by corporate CEO standards, immediately became the target of progressive bile when he declared an intention to run for POTUS. Is it because his candidacy makes Trump2020 more likely? Is it because he sold the Sonics? Is it because he’s a billionaire who isn’t Oprah? Or is it something else…?
When they deliver your very macho wine cooler, make sure they don’t leave the box.
This week, the boys convene during a ferocious storm (by California standards) to discuss the following topics: Rosen’s pretzel addiction and generally incomprehensible diet restrictions, whether Goldbrener could weigh 600 lbs., why Nina Burleigh feels talking about Chabad is the “third rail” of American journalism, Black Cube, why Goldbrener feels Jews should attend USF’s Middle Eastern Studies lecture series, how the boys may never find common ground regarding the Women’s March and finally…
Is making AirBnB “feel the heat” good for the Jews?
When Florida Governor Ron Di Santis recently vowed to make AirBnB “feel the heat” using his state’s new anti-BDS law, was he acting in the best interests of his constituents? Was he acting on his conscience? Or was he pandering? And do we — the Jews, for we are the Jews — need this?