Episode #124: “Dedicated to Mom.”

Lets talk about moms. The sad explanation for the GFTJ team’s two-week absence is that during the break, Rosen’s mom —  #1 fan of the (Is it) Good for the Jews? podcast — passed away suddenly, making this, Episode #124, a kind of eulogy/reflection only made palatable by the presence of Rosen’s de facto rabbi, Goldbrener.

Join the boys are they reflect not only on Rosen’s mom (though there is plenty of that), but also on the nature of what it means to be Jewish, to be an outsider, to consider what happens when the lights go out and finally (after Rosen weirdly delivers a laundry list of the religions over every single girl he ever had a meaningful relationship with), what happens to moms who live in Whitefish, Montana when their sons turn out to be the founders of the “Alt-Right” movement.

As Frank Sinatra once said, “Now is not time to swing.” We are in the September of our years and acting accordingly, though in the end there is one thing on which both Rosen and Goldbrener can agree: the Mensch on the Bench is lame.


This one’s for you, Mom.

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.”