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Episode #143: Political rabbis, buskers

This week there are buskers on BART, terribly misguided lesbians in Chicago, an Israeli NASCAR driver and a non-Jewish Israeli drafted into the NBA. How will Rosen and Goldbrener process all of this? Will it require a short discussion of  Hugh Everett’s many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics? Maybe. Will Goldbrener get riled? Yes. Will Rosen grapple with his Jewish identity? Of course. And then:

Are political rabbis good for the Jews?

How do you like to spend your time in shul? If your rabbi uses the pulpit to shill for one side of the healthcare debate, is that okay? Or would you rather that services be a quiet retreat from the chaos of the “outside world.” Listen in as the boys break it down — and for once come to the same conclusion.


Alon Day: good for the Jews.