(introduction music) – May I help you? – Hey. It’s Rabbi Brous here to see the Mayor. (honk, honk) (honk, honk) (door opens, closes) – Did you get a blow-out? – I’m seeing de Blasio later, so… (laughs) – Look, not a huge deal, but usually people don’t honk for the Mayor. – Uh huh. Also not a huge deal, but people don’t generally keep me waiting for seven minutes. I have a really tight schedule. – Wait, you’re on a schedule? – I’m the MAYOR. (“Let it Go” plays quietly) – You know, it’s like, sunglasses are fine when you’re driving, but during a press conference they need to see the whites of your eyes. – It’s funny, because they literally never taught me that in Rabbinical school. – Like, nobody ever told me that until you. – And you taught me to always speak from the heart and the latest Parsha. I mean, it’s just something that… – Yeah, so I taught you to speak from the heart, and you taught me to never wear sunglasses while giving a press conference. It’s perfect. -It’s like an even exchange. – Win, win. (quiet conversation) – Seriously, what’s going to happen with this nomination? (inaudible) – Excuse me. I never ask, but I was wondering if I could get your autograph? Rabbi? – Oh, sure! – Thank you so much! – I’m a big fan. Selfie? – Sure. -Okay. Excuse me. Thank you! – Oh my gosh, of course! – Awkward! – Why? – Well, you know, you just think between the two of us… – Yeah? – Excuse me, I’m sorry. Can I get your autograph? – Well, of course you can! – Thank you so much. Thank you. – I LOVE you on “Modern Family.” So good. Thank you! – (laughs) – Well? – Wait, I don’t understand. Why don’t you advertise the cost of the downtown redevelopment over the course of the full 16 months of the construction period? – Can I do that? – (exasperated sigh.) Dude, pencil. (“Let is Go” plays quietly in background) – See what I mean? There’s literally nothing there. – This has got to be the dryest Parsha I’ve ever read. – Yeah. I got nothing. – Well, I think you just need to tell them what every Jew essentially needs to decide. – Uh huh. – Do they hold with Rav Kook, or do they hold with Rav Soloveitchik on teshuva? – Then connect that to the mitzvah. Remember Amalek. Cruz, Trump, obstructionism. – Yes! – Tikkun Olam. The thing writes itself. – Boom! Alright, done. (high five) – Genius! – What I do! – Yeah! (“Let it Go” plays) (Rabbi and Mayor sing along) – Let it go! Let it go! (Rabbi mumbles words, Mayor continues singing) – And I’ll rise like the break of dawn. – (together) Let it go! Let it go! (Mayor continues) – That perfect girl is gone! Here I stand (Rabbi sings wrong lyrics) – Nope. (laughs) – (Mayor continues) in the light of day. – (Rabbi) He’s a ringer. – Let the storm range on! (sustains high note) – Yeah! – The cold never bothered me anyway. Yes! -Wow, you’re a total ringer!