Episode #76: “Sandler, grain beetles.”

What does it mean for a public figure to be good for the Jews? Does it mean he or she embodies everything we want the world to think about us? Does this person need to be a shining example of Judaism and/or Jews, or does he or she just have to be someone we want on our team? It is with these questions in mind that Goldbrener and Rosen ask:

Is Adam Sandler good for the Jews?

Some may say he’s too lowbrow; others might say he’s a Jewish Everyman. One thing is for certain: you’ll want the boys to quickly move onto this topic after hearing of Rosen’s opening tale of a harrowing scrape with a pantry full of grain beetles.

SANDLER

Is it enough to be a famous, likable Jewish everyman?

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.”