Episode #163: Jews rejecting Christmas, Marty’s belt

For their last 2017 visit to the Twilight Lounge, the boys settle in early for a light-hearted holiday discussion, beginning with a rumination on the meaningful trinkets of our fathers (and fathers-in-law), followed by Rosen’s out-of-left-field Star Wars take and Goldbrener’s effective Planet of the Apes sales job.

From there it’s onto Miss Iraq, Omri Casspi’s high-water pants, Linda Sarsour’s successful victim-blaming and butt-shaming and Colin Kaepernick’s killer GQ outfit, before addressing the eternal December Dilemma:

Are “alternative Christmas activities” good for the Jews?

It begins with See’s Candies gelt and moves onto Christmas eve screenings of “Fiddler on the Roof,” Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, Chinese food and questions of Christmas trees and Jewish modernity. In the end, while neither of the boys would choose Christmas rejectionism as a lifestyle, will they condemn Jews who do?

Controversial? Slick.

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.”