All posts by Larry Rosen

About Larry Rosen

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.”

Episode #192: Swiss Tales, Mitzvah Tanks, Ivy League Jews

Rosen is back from Switzerland with tales of aggressive prostitutes, humiliating Starbucks orders, public smokers and odd linens. Meanwhile, in the world of Jews, Brooklyn’s Hasidim are easy targets for Jew-haters looking to blow off some steam. Josh Rosen has (finally) embraced his heritage, and the Mitzvah Tank is on prowling city streets. But unrest is in the air for the Jews. Enrollment is down at Ivy League schools.

“Is this something Jews should worry about?”

Is the latest generation of Jews lazy? Are they enjoying a level of assimilation that allows for Film and Arts majors? Are we losing our edge? This seemingly simple issue has some deep tendrils…

Mitzvah Tank: Unsuitable for wartime.

 

Episode #191: Bad BART, Goldrener’s safe

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.

No political ads on BART?

We’ll make an exception.

 

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.