Blame the biblical weather for this week’s show, which tries to discuss genealogy but ends up ranting about “big soda” and the anti-semite of the week. Yes, San Francisco is awash in lightning strikes, but that’s no excuse for the Cleveland Jewish News’ overly negative “Top Ten Jewish Events of 5777.” Why no Gal Gadot, Cleveland Jewish News?
Yes, there are Jews in Houston, but what we really want to know is:
Is the return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” good for the Jews?
Rosen does his best to make this not a slam dunk. Of course Larry David is good for the Jews, but would it be so bad if easygoing Jerry Seinfeld was our avatar? What starts out as a discussion about a TV show becomes a treatise on Jewish comedy, shouting, Jewish role models, “Portnoy’s Complaint,” losing your table to Mort Sahl and striking a balance between cultural singularity and human universality. Will Rosen be convinced?