Important questions loom over the Twilight Lounge this week: Who has tiger blood? Would every celebrity be as bad a POTUS as DJT? Is it a hate crime if a guy in Irvine makes a to-do list titled “How to kill Jews?” If you’ve met Rosen, does he remember your name? And finally, is it safe to wear a yarmulke in Berlin? If not…
…is hiding that yarmulke good for the Jews?
Recently, a non-Jew in Berlin tested a theory: would he be beat up if he wore a yarmulke? The answer was simple: yes. Reactions to this crime have been all over the map, unwittingly turning your favorite Jews into podcasting versions of Churchill and Chamberlain.
Join Rosen and Goldrener this week as they break down Omri Casspi’s release, Gabe Kapler’s weirdness, Josh Rosen’s unfair slings and arrows, whether we’re getting the whole story on Starbucks, Tamika Mallory’s latest head-shaking anti-semitism and the likelihood that Judas is the only member of the Last Supper party with dark, curly hair, before addressing the most pressing question of the week:
…is Natalie Portman’s boycott good for the Jews?
Long the darling of the Chosen People, Portman raised eyebrows by stiffing the Genesis Award ceremony in Jerusalem, creating chaos among both the pro- and anti-Israel crowds. Here at (Is it) Good for the Jews?, we consider Natalie Portman to be the Jewish Audrey Hepburn, so we’re apt to hear her out before burning our copies of “Garden State” and “Black Swan.”
Lightness is the rule this week as Rosen and Goldbrener tackle the pressing issues of the day, including what to do when your batteries die during an interview with the coolest guy in the world. Also covered: how Jews control the weather, why Andrew Cuomo thinks Jews can’t dance and whether changing the name of a street is worth the money.
One thing the boys can agree on: no meeting of the American Society for Suppressing Jews would be complete without asking the following question:
…is the TV show McMafia good for the Jews?
This slick AMC show has been criticized for “gratuitous slurs against Jewish businessmen,” but the boys are just glad there’s a show that features Jews as tough guys. Is that proof that Jews have “arrived” in popular culture or just another example of anti-Semitism?