Episode #225: Rags to riches

Don’t let Rosen’s migraine-induced miasma prevent you from enjoying this raucous episode of your favorite Jewish podcast. Instead, step into the Twilight Lounge to hear about Hamas’ never-ending threats, little kids dressed as Hitler, Goldbrener’s uniquely punk rock take on the shock value of the swastika and Rosen’s unsettling question about the anti-semites’ end game.

On to this week’s question:

Is Barney Pressman good for the Jews?

The founder of Barney’s is a cliche and an undeniable truth all in one. Are the lessons we learned from the rise and fall of his eponymous clothing business and the corresponding discussion about the “rags to riches”  story evidence of a valid American dream? And are Jews invited?

Saloons, yes; synagogues, no.

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.”