Episode #138: “DJT on our side; Rosen is accused.”

A chastened Rosen enters the Twilight Lounge with a tale of his latest brush with the law — in this case “the law” being an elderly North Beach shopkeeper who wrongly accused him of stealing a bottle of water. Goldbrener has his back, though, leaving both of the boys free to tackle issues of anti-semitism among Manhattan City Council candidates and creaky, irrelevant pop stars, despite the news that violent anti-semitic acts are actually down. Meanwhile, non-violent anti-semitic acts are up 45% on U.S. college campuses.

And on the occasion of what was, frankly, a pretty good speech by POTUS for Holocaust Remembrance Day, we ask:

Is having Donald Trump on our side good for the Jews?

The discussion begins with Goldbrener scoffing: of course it’s good to have the President on your side. Eventually, it expands to ask questions about tribalism, the polarized state of the American public, whether DJT was ever an anti-semite and if having his support could be a shonda for the goyim.

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Smart, not stolen.

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.”