Tag Archives: #Berlin

Episode #217: Double standards, Neil Diamond, semi-semites

Welcome to the Twilight Lounge, where the dry rot has been removed and Rosen’s house siding down the hill. This is our last episode until September, so sit back, relax and spend an hour with The Jews (TM), who have plenty to say about dermatologists who’ve been to Berlin, semi-semites and the new Neil Diamond musical. They urge you to steer clear of World Israel News (if you’re susceptible to conspiracy theories and bad news) and Ross Farca (if you dislike Jew-haters who look like extras from Dazed and Confused (and build their own automatic weapons).

Wrapping it up before hiatus, Rosen asks a deep question:

Are double standards actually good for the Jews?

We’re not sure what Rosen’s working with here, but Goldbrener isn’t buying it, at least not on the surface. But does subtext suggest that Jews actually do benefit from “holding themselves to a higher standard?” and is the rest of the world okay with that? Or does the “rest of the world” have its own issues with morality and ethics and double standards?

Unlike that other guy, we like Jews.

 

Episode #175: Hide your yarmulke!

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.

Whose got tiger blood? This guy.