Episode #181: Brain drain, Goldbrener reflects

Welcome back to a fully-occupied Twilight Lounge, where this week we find a reflective Goldbrener, in the wake of his youngest daughter’s high school graduation, considering the meaning of parenthood and, eventually, the statement made by Lady Gaga’s meat dress. Rosen wants to discuss Jewish issues, though, so the boys move onto news both good (Brandeis Hillel kid becomes student president of UC Davis) and bad (Julian Edelman gets pinged for PEDs), then tackle a listener-suggested topic:

Is Israeli “brain drain” good for the Jews?

A current Newsweek article outlined a growing trend: educated Jews leaving Israel for opportunities in the U.S. and Europe. Why are they leaving? What are they leaving behind? Is this reason for concern?

Nice try, Pat.

 

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.”