Episode #222: Do you like being Jewish?

This week, Rosen has no wifi and his dog is covered with poo, but this is the least of his worries. He is having (another?) Jewish crisis. A chance beach meeting with celebrating Jews has him spinning into a bout of Jewish self-loathing and a very different sort of episode.

Meanwhile, Goldbrener loves being a Jew…except for the religion part. Meanwhile, his partner is opening a vein over his Jewish ambivalence, leading to a flood of questions, suggestions and kvetching (?) about city living, being Jewish and the real meaning of “self-hating Jew,” until finally Goldbrener wraps it up with his interest in Jews’ role in the development of psychology and his hopes for a better society.

Triggered by a shofar.

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.”