Episode #105: “Curb your anti-semitism.”

Six days on the road and Rosen is back in the Twilight Lounge, sharing tales of polite drivers, excellent customer service and not so bad melancholia. Meanwhile, Goldbrener offers an update on his bus situation and California’s college campuses check in as the #2 spot for anti-semitism in the U.S., Israel seems to have eradicated peanut allergies and the boys reject former London Mayor (and purveyor of oddball theories about Jews) Ken Livingstone’s assertion that many of his best friends are Jewish.

Meanwhile, a pressing question:

Is the return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” good for the Jews?

Goldbrener offers an unconditional and enthusiastic “yes!” but Rosen is not so convinced. Is Larry David “the real deal,” as Eric insists, or would Jews be better served by alternative portrayals (like, perhaps, the dynamic David Birney of “Bridget Loves Bernie?”) of the Chosen People on TV? And what’s happened to Jewish characters in media anyway? Where’d they all go?


Bamba: is it that simple?

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.”