Episode #223: Ayatollah redux, FaceTiming strangers

Brace yourselves, real San Franciscans: it’s 85 degrees in October and Rosen is on the warpath (again), chewing gum and reusing his non-reusable plastic bottle only hours after surviving an embarrassing morning FaceTime incident.

But stick around, because this is a lively episode of (Is it) Good for the Jews? that touches on the World Series, Father Guido Sarducci, Impossible burgers, anti-semitism (of course) and the boys’ differing understandings thereof and free speech for terrorists on Twitter, before finally asking:

If the Mossad had assassinated the Ayatollah in 1979, would it have been  good for the Jews?

A soon-to-be-published book by former Mossad Agent Yossi Alpher claims that Iran’s PM gave the Israeli intelligence agency the go-ahead to take out the Ayatollah. Would the resulting butterfly effect have benefitted the Jews? The answer to this is far murkier than one might think.

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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.”