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Bernie Sanders at a news conference regarding genetically engineered food labeling in Washington, D.C., July 6, 2016. (Photo/JTA-Mark Wilson-Getty Images)

Jewish socialists: good for the Jews?

On episode #134 of the “(Is It) Good for the Jews” podcast: Rosen and Goldbrener begin with a series of rants followed by a lesson in urban civics, before delving into the deeper meanings of Purim and Purim — some including beatboxing! — scheduled for this year. Then: bomb threats — what do they actually mean? And: Dome unabashedly positive flag-waving for the Israeli baseball team’s ongoing World Baseball Classic success.

Finally, they ask:

Are Jewish socialists good for the Jews?

Socialism and Judaism, some say, go together like peanut butter and jelly. But is a room full of white-haired Red Diaper Babies in a non-Socialist country a plus or a minus for a culture that comes by its outsider status honestly? Listen in to find out.

Larry Rosen
Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen is a writer, husband, father and author of “The Rabbi Has Left the Building,” a memoir about his son’s bar mitzvah. He co-hosts the podcast “(Is It) Good for the Jews?”

Eric Goldbrener
Eric Goldbrener

Eric Goldbrener is a Libertarian, Zionist, atheist and autodidact technologist. He co-hosts the podcast “(Is It) Good for the Jews?”