Episode #192: Swiss Tales, Mitzvah Tanks, Ivy League Jews

Rosen is back from Switzerland with tales of aggressive prostitutes, humiliating Starbucks orders, public smokers and odd linens. Meanwhile, in the world of Jews, Brooklyn’s Hasidim are easy targets for Jew-haters looking to blow off some steam. Josh Rosen has (finally) embraced his heritage, and the Mitzvah Tank is on prowling city streets. But unrest is in the air for the Jews. Enrollment is down at Ivy League schools.

“Is this something Jews should worry about?”

Is the latest generation of Jews lazy? Are they enjoying a level of assimilation that allows for Film and Arts majors? Are we losing our edge? This seemingly simple issue has some deep tendrils…

Mitzvah Tank: Unsuitable for wartime.

 

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.”