Episode #167: Jews in South Dakota, Trees

Rosen has had it with mid-winter heat, so he steps into the cooling atmosphere of the Twilight Lounge, where Goldbrener is ready to deconstruct his eerie dream about “klikes” and consider guys dressed as Woody Allen, Omri Casspi’s flu, Olympic caliber Jews and an ultra-orthodox rabbi who’s moved to South Dakota, where he’ll become Jew #251.

But on this Tu b’Shevat we  ask:

Does Israel have enough trees?

The short answer is “Israel can always use more trees!” and thanks to Rosen’s dad’s friend Ron, they now have 1,000 more. From here we wander off to talk about Israeli food and plug Phil Rosenthal’s new show, before circling back and reminding ourselves again that yes, Elvis needs boats and Israel needs trees.

Casspi in healthier times.

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.”