Why not join Rosen and Goldbrener in the Twilight Lounge to celebrate the new year? But will we reach 5778? One fringe-y astronomer says the rapture will take us out before we even get a chance to atone for our first sin.
Some questions addressed this week: Is God a creator or a manager? Why does Morrissey love Israel? What does Rosen’s kid have in common with the children of REM guitarist Peter Buck? What role did Jews play in the history of German beer? And finally:
Is the internet good for the Jews?
Tablet Magazine says maybe not; internet bigwigs act in ways consistent with Jewish values. Rosen says the internet is a place where anti-semites can get traction. Would they have remained anonymous without the endless reach of technology? Goldbrener says, “Hogwash! The internet pays my bills!”