for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Today: de Piero resigns

yesterday morning (saturday 20th), 7.08am, and 7.20-7.22am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“The Labour MP Gloria de Piero has resigned from her role as shadow justice minister, and announced that she won’t contest her seat in the next election. She said she was worried by a lack of tolerance of different points of view within the party.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter ross hawkins 

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today (thursday 18th), 7.06-8.07am, 1.03-1.04pm, 1.20-1.29pm, and 6.16-6.18pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson), world at one (presented by sarah montague), and six o’clock news (presented by kathy clugston) include …

Labour peers will meet to consider a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn after he sacked the Brexit minister in the Lords, Baroness Hayter, for criticising his leadership.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter jonathan blake

• bbc reporter nick eardley

and interview with …

lady hayter 

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tuesday 16th july, 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi rebecca birk

“There are first steps into new stages and possibilities at any age.”

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monday 15th july, 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi alex goldberg

The Moon: ‘One man’s candle is a light for many’.“

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this evening (thursday 18th), 10.35-11.20pm on bbc 1 tv (repeated saturday 1.35am on bbc 2 tv)

a cut too far? male circumcision (presented by adnan sarwar)

Male circumcision is becoming controversial. Should it remain legal in the UK? … The other faith that routinely practices circumcision is Judaism. Dr Jonathan Romain MBE, a Rabbi and a leading Jewish scholar, tells Adnan that circumcision is mentioned in the Jewish holy book, the Torah. It’s seen as one of God’s commands and integral to the faith.

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saturday 6th july, 7.30-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv

westminster hall 2/7/2019 includes …

“That this House has considered the religious slaughter of farm animals”

speeches by …
George Eustice (C)
David Rutley (Lab)

interventions by …
Jim Shannon (DUP)
David Simpson DUP)
Neil Parish (C)
Giles Watling (C)
Jonathan Djanogly (C)
Roger Gale (C)
Ivan Lewis (Ind)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-07-02/debates/2935A085-3810-472A-BD60-9AD027C31A3D/ReligiousSlaughterOfFarmAnimals)

(if you missed it, available from 1:29:55 to 1:59:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006qph/westminster-hall-06072019)

yesterday morning (wednesday 17th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by parliamentary lawyer daniel greenberg

Jewish liturgy constantly refers to God as Aveinu, Our Father, and to us as children. The right of children to their parents’ love and vice versa is sacred and precious, and should be respected and protected, whether on religious or humanitarian grounds, by all.”

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