for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

George Gershwin

every afternoon this week (monday 30th to friday 3rd), 12.00-1.00pm (repeated 6.00-7.00pm), on bbc radio 3
a natural performer: george gershwin (1898-1937) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series) Read the rest of this entry »

yesterday morning (sunday 29th), 7.29-7.35am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Christian and Muslim forces are engaged in a bloody conflict in Africa whilst radical Buddhists in Myanmar attack the Islamic minority.
Rabbi David Saperstein is the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He discusses with Edward the future of religious freedom.”

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last friday morning (27th may), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi lord jonathan sacks

“So thankyou to this new technology for reminding us of something very ancient: indeed – that prayer meditation and ritual are fitness-trackers for the soul.”

(if you missed it, available wuth transcript at

FOOC: 16th anniversary

It’s exactly 16 years, so naturally the the bbc has to commemorate it …

this morning (saturday 29th), 11.25-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

“16 years ago this week, my friend and colleague Abed Takkoush was killed by the Israeli army.”

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this morning (saturday 29th), 11.19-11.25am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

500 years of the Venice ghetto

including contributions from …
• bbc journalist simon worral
• chief rabbi of venice shalom bahbout Read the rest of this entry »

this afternoon (wednesday 25rd), 5.53-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with …

“How the Queen Mary saved the lives of two families of Jewish refugees.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter duncan kennedy
• robert irving, grandson of captain robert irving
• historian will kane
see also videos at (ludwig katzenstein), and (robert tennenbaum) Read the rest of this entry »

this evening (wednesday 25th), 8.33-8.42pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

Liron Ben-Shlush is an Israeli actor who’s made a film inspired by her own experiences of growing up with a sister who had severe learning disabilities. Liron spoke to the BBC’s Judi Herman about writing and acting in the film Next to Her.”

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