Tonight the boys are joined by all-around stellar guy Steve Ganz to break down the tragic and maddening goings-on in France. After establishing Ganz’ bonafides (prominent member of the San Francisco Jewish community, lifelong Goldbrener friend), they quickly dive into the matter at hand, pausing first to remind us that:
Nothing about ISIS is good for the Jews, or anyone.
Listen as Goldbrener lays out his take on world affairs, morality and the scapegoating of Israel, Ganz brings to a table a nuanced view of Sunni-Shiite conflicts and Rosen reveals how little he knows about everything that is not sports and/or pop culture.
Eric goes dark while discussing the world’s brief flirtation with (tolerance of?) philosemiticism, derailing Larry’s hope that maybe the tragic events in France would lead to a positive tipping point for the Jews and leading the boys into a heavy, somewhat bleak discussion of the connection between anti-Zionism and anti-semitism, but not before accusing Rosen of being a secret hippie, explaining how the childhood loss of his adenoids has left him disabled and sharing his recent experiences in a West Portal nail salon. This episode would be brought to you by Ludens if we had sponsors. We don’t.
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