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“Are you ready for Christmas?” asked several of my co-workers in the elevator, while another placed a Madonna-with-Baby-Jesus card on my desk. Oy vey! For all of Fox News’ rantings about a war on Christmas, the Jews are still forgotten this time of year. But thanks to folks like Rob Tannenbaum, we at least don’t have to be bored. In 1999, the former Blender music editor and co-author of I Want My MTV, alongside Rockapella’s Sean Altman, launched a satirical revue called “What I Like About Jew.” In 2006 they released the album Unorthodox, which included the song “They Tried To Kill Us (We Survived, Let’s Eat).” But for the last five years, Tannenbaum has been working on Good For the Jews with singer-guitarist David Fagin from indie-pop band The Rosenbergs. Their schtick melds Jewish pride with cultural self-criticism and sophomoric sexual humor, and relies on lyrics like “puts the ‘whore’ in ‘hora,’” “like mayonnaise on rye, you make your bubbe cry,” and “we got eight nights, they just got one.”
“Good for the Jews” begins at 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566