Episode #145: Going after Jay-Z; cable upgrade

It is a triumphant Rosen and a fired-up Goldbrener that meet up in the Twilight Lounge this week to discuss the value of doing chores, especially the kind that save your $80 per month on cable while adding two new movie channels, and to hint at a recent Facebook feud between Goldbrener and a pro-tax activist friend.

Moving onto the Chicago dykes, your hosts continue to hammer this group for their unrelenting “anti-Zionism” (which couldn’t POSSIBLY be anti-semitic) and the questions it brings forth. After a quick (and wholly unsurprising) dip into the future of the Jewish State, we settle on the question of the week:

Is calling out Jay-Z for anti-semitism good for the Jews?

There are two things at work here: first, do we think Jay-Z is an anti-semite? Past actions would point to “no.” Second, and here the boys are less in agreement, by including Jewish stereotypes in a new track, is Jay-Z giving fuel to an anti-semitic fire that never goes out? And finally, can a line about “Jewish people owning everything” force Rosen to boycott a song he admits “is freaking awesome?”


Rosen enjoys his new cable setup.

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.”