Settle in with Rosen, Goldbrener, and Rosen’s dad’s magazines for another episode of (Is it) Good for the Jews. This week, we touch on several pressing issues including poorly-behaved NFL heiresses, Hasidim trapped in Torah vaults, the best airlines for Jews (hint: not Delta), popular names for Jewish babies, Jerry Seinfeld’s Judaism, whether Rosen is “delicate” or “difficult,” Jewish pets and much more. Is there time for a question? Certainly!
Is an Egyptian official saying Ramallah should be the capitol of a Palestinian state good for the Jews?
Honestly, we only touch on this, but what little time we spend on it is very enlightening and of far greater importance than our thoughts on the Golden Globes.
The Twilight Lounge is fully operational for 2018, bringing you more Omri Casspi news, confusion about San Francisco’s mayoral status, a quick study of every celebrity Jew to pass during 2017, piles of garbage on city streets and Billy Crystal speculation.
Speaking of piles of garbage, this week the boys also touch on Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer before diving into the week’s serious topic:
Is Iranian unrest good for the Jews?
Rosen has questions about the large-scale protests that have been raging in Iran for a week: what are they about? What’s at stake? How are they different from the “Arab Spring?” Why aren’t they on CNN? Goldbrener does his best to untangle this latest unrest, and in the end, the boys have bad news to deliver to the mullahs.
Rosen and Goldbrener convene a day late to welcome a flood of new followers in the U.K., then dive into a typically spirited show featuring mea culpas, mostly factual instructions on how to properly dispose of an American flag, torah hijinks, Omri Casspi, Goldbrener’s Uber driver, England’s problems with anti-semitism and Jared Kushner’s uneventful trip to Israel before alighting on this week’s question:
Are liberal values Jewish values?
This is a jumping off point from which the boys go deep into Goldbrener’s take on homelessness, welfare, drug addiction, mental illness and other societal ills and the role of government and individuals/religious organizations in a before coming back to wonder if calling Jewish values “liberal” is manipulative or talmudically (sp?) correct.