The light are low in the Twilight Lounge, the perfect setting for Goldbrener to explain why Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan must blame “the Jews” for attacks on secular bloggers in his country. Meanwhile, Rosen is being denied his “I voted!” sticker on primary day, Jews are adding parentheses around their Twitter handles, neither Rosen nor Goldbrener know anything about Shavuot and there’s a propane tank rolling around in the back seat. And then:
Is Andrew Cuomo’s anti-BDS executive order good for the Jews?
A full half hour of lively high-level debate fails to create consensus among The Jews. Highlights include Rosen surprising himself by taking the “it’s the principal” line, discussions of double standards, pandering, Goldbrener explaining the ins and outs of bare knuckle politics and power plays and the role public universities play in the new New York Governor’s controversial anti-BDS order.
Things are hopping in the Twilight Lounge this week. First, the boys pay tribute to the latest rock and roll casualty, easy-listening icon Glenn Frey; next, they dive into a few small news items, leading to questions of intention and intelligence. All of this is merely an appetizer, however, leading to this week’s main course, during which we ask the question:
Is Han Solo good for the Jews?
Included in this in-depth conversation: a neo-Nazi website’s nickname for J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher’s Jewish roots, whether Rocky Balboa is one of the most iconic characters in American cinema, Methodists, Beverly D’Angelo vs. Christie Brinkley, Eric’s kickboxing cousin Brian Schwartz and the utter lack of modern-day swashbuckling Jews .