In this episode, we discuss the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. We also wonder aloud why everyone is making such a big deal about Miley Cyrus and Batffleck insted of talking about more pressing global concerns like… um… we don’t know.
As the Northeastern United States experiences an unprecedented level of devastation due to Hurricane Sandy, the nation nears another historic occasion: the presidential election.
We discuss various politicians’ responses to the storm and the potential impact of the government’s response on the outcome of the election.
This week, we discuss taco marketing strategies, climate change and the American as apple pie obsession with celebrity break ups and screw ups.
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– See if you can spot the politically incorrect joke less than sixty seconds into the show. It ends with, “Okay. maybe that was politically incorrect.”
– First, we discuss President Obama’s executive order regarding illegal immigration.
– There is mention of the little known historical footnote known as the “The Great Polyester Pardon” issued during the Scheinberg presidency of ’75-’78
– Forget freedom of the press, we’re talking about REAL civil liberties here: 32 ounce soda.
– “Dear Santa, Even though we are Jewish and Muslim, we would very much like an east Asian intern named Harold. Thanks, HTMH”
– Apparently, Mike doesn’t “drink soda” anymore. Isn’t he SO.GREAT.
– I want a Dr. Pepper.
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To co-pay or not to co-pay? That was the question for a couple of weeks as new legislation was offered by the Obama administration regarding employers being required to offer full coverage for contraception to their employees. Was the resulting compromise? And, of course, the broader question, is access to contraception a basic right? We then switch gears and discuss a recent book by former female member of the Hasidic Satmar sect of Judaism and whether her decision to leave was a choice or an “escape.”
I also sound incredibly stupid as I can’t quite get the distinction between “orthodox” and “Orthodox” or “conservative” and “Conservative” Judaism. “Whatever.” Or “whatever.”
I need flashcards or something– which we also discuss.
We don’t do concerns.
We talk about Thanksgiving and why nobody seems to want to talk about Mitt Romney.
I thought it was riveting.
To our American listeners, Happy Thanksgiving.
To our listeners outside the U.S., well, I suppose your turkeys are glad they don’t live in America.
So, there’s that.
To everyone: Thanks so much for your support, the downloads, your encouragement, the downloads, and of course liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
You’re the best listeners EVER.
You ever wonder whether someone is a Jew or not a Jew? There’s an app for that. Or was in France for a while, anyway.
In this episode of HTMH:
” ‘Jew or Not Jew’ app riles anti-racism group”
PARIS – A French anti-racism group has threatened to sue Apple over an iPhone application called “A Jew or Not a Jew?” that allows users to consult a database of celebrities and public figures to determine whether they are Jewish or not.
SOS Racisme said the application, sold for 0.79 euro cents ($1.07) on the Apple Store France, violates France’s strict laws banning the compiling of people’s personal details without their consent.
And on a more local (and slightly more morbid) note, we discuss the movement for clemency regarding Troy Davis, a man convicted of murdering a Savannah police officer in 1989 and sentenced to the death penalty.
(UPDATE: As of our recording, the clemency hearing was scheduled, but this morning’s news’ reports indicate that clemency was denied to Mr. Davis by the state of Georgia and that the execution is scheduled for tomorrow.)
In this episode, we discuss the”crisis” surrounding the debt ceiling and scandals surrounding NewsCorp and Rupert Murdoch.
But, WAIT! There’s MORE!
From now on, HTMH episodes will be around 30 minutes. Just enough time for you to listen while you, say, go to the store and buy hummus. Think about it, you can listen to hummus, while buying hummus. Surreal.
We’ll also be releasing twice a week, in case you can’t stand the idea of not listening to us an hour a week.
Finally, remember in HTMH#20, Mike will graciously answer all questions Jew-related in a very special “Ask A Jew.”
If you have any questions about Judaism (or, hey, questions just for Shiny — like, “Gee, Shiny, Pepsi or Coke?”), ask them NOW!