Episode #115: “Sandy Koufax wishes you a happy new year.”

Join us for new year’s in the Twilight Lounge, where the discussion, as it often does, centers around “what it means” to be a Jew and a person of faith. Is Rosen a “bad Jew” because he eats matzoball soup on erev Rosh Hashanah? Does Goldbrener’s atheism make him ineligible to be a “good Jew?” What does it mean to be a cynic? A nihilist? A sad little emo boy?  These issues remain unresolved into the break, after which the boys tackle the question:

Are rabbis who endorse political candidates good for the Jews?

It’s a fine line, for certain, and one very much on our minds as the presidential election looms. Should temple be a place of refuge from the onslaught of political opinions, or do our spiritual leaders have a responsibility to share with us their political bents at the risk of incurring the wrath of the Internal Revenue Service?



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.”