Spirits are running high this week as the boys celebrate Julian Edelman’s Super Bowl MVP before sliding into Rosen’s conundrum from his weekend at the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica. Should Jewish consumers patronize businesses with a (admittedly limited) history of anti-semitic incidents? Later in the episode, after it is revealed that Goldbrener owns three (3) tuxedos and that Sam thinks both hosts suck, questions of censorship arise as the Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan squelches a “warts and all” Henry Ford article in a historic journal. Also, there are Hamas and PFLP operatives in high-ranking positions at BDS GMOs. Surprised? Nah.
Is a Jew opening a progressive cafe/events space in The Mission good for the Jews?”
Apparently not, as the owner of Manny’s in San Francisco’s Mission District has learned. Despite making every effort to fit into the ethos of today’s hyper-vigilant Mission, Yuketiel nevertheless finds his business targeted weekly by sign-toting, window-smashing, slogan-chanting, Kristallnacht-method-adopting thugs.
This week we learn that the boys of (Is it) Good for the Jews? are not immune to the weight of the world, so rather than bring you business as usual in the Twilight Lounge, Rosen and Goldbrener invite you to spend the hour breaking down the recent events in Pittsburgh — not so much the tragedy itself but more the world’s response.
Should we pray for Pittsburgh? Is anti-Semitism “just another example” of a world gone mad? Do threats come from the left and the right? … and what is Goldbrener’s solution?
Nothing about this is good for the Jews.
One light moment: the most San Francisco backpack ever.