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Episode #211: Barghouti, Swastikas and FODMAP

Someone left the space heater on, leaving the Twilight Lounge with the unmistakable vibe of a Bikram yoga studio. Goldbrener insists Rosen eat meat, but it’s not happening. He’d just as soon eat a Jeep… and buy a Rush coloring book.

Do swastika painters understand what they’re doing? Does it matter if they do? When is Jewish food actually Jewish food? Can Rosen eat any of it? What skin, if any, do Jews have in the Notre Dame game? More to the point:

Is letting Omar Barghouti into the U.S. good for the Jews?

One issue here is whether barring Barghouti is a free speech issue or a terrorism issue; per Goldberner, (who makes it very clear that he finds Omar the worst kind of distasteful) it’s the former. If you ban the founder of BDS, where do you stop? But if you let him in, how is that good for the Jews?

Nice pull, E.


Episode #149: A Jewish lens, bad t-shirts, socialists.

Plenty to discuss in the Twilight Lounge tonight. Rosen has returned from a golf outing with The King of Real Estate and found thousands of dollars in previously worthless stock. Goldbrener has dominated Xfinity and has a thing or two to say about the dotcom crash of the early 2000s. Despite Rosen’s admission of his Jewish worldview bias, though, the boys can’t find common ground when discussing the Democratic Socialists of America’s recent torpedo-filled anti-Israel resolution. Fortunately, they finally find common ground on this non-brainer:

Swastika t-shirts are NOT good for the Jews.

Speaking of no brains, why on earth would KA Designs think now is the time to “rehabilitate” the swastika? Why would they chalk up the entirely predictable blowback to a victory for “hate and Nazism?” What’s wrong with these people?


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Episode #102: “Cuomo goes rogue, Khan blames Jews.”

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.


Vote wrong, no sticker.