Episode #221: Joint League, room A/C, Gandhi

Welcome to the Twilight Lounge, no longer a safe haven from San Francisco’s fake summer heat. It’s oppressive, this heat, and though real San Franciscans like Goldbrener are cool and collected, Rosen is not handling it well, preferring instead the freak snowstorm he faced the week before in the Sierras and the glory of his room air conditioner.

What does this have to do with Jews? Nothing. Nor does Goldbrener’s deep dive into the “ban vaping” debate. Does that stop him? No!  And gun control? Does that have anything to do with Jews? No! Are we dissuaded? Of course not!

Gandhi feeling sympathy for Jews? Which host would’ve ignored the missives asking all Jews to report to the town square in 1939? What of all the important Jews who died in 5779? And the ones who won Emmys in 2019? And finally…

Is the Joint List good for the Jews?

It seems like this is becoming a regular feature on the (Is it) Good for the Jews? podcast: Israel holds an election and a bunch of questions arise.  This time, the Arab Joint List is checking in, supporting Benny Gantz and flirting with participation in the Israeli government.  And once again, we turn to Goldbrener to make sense of the whole thing.

Gandhi: feels bad for the Jews.

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.”