for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest


tomorrow afternoon (tuesday 16th), 2.15-3.00pm, on bbc radio 4
aliyah, by becky prestwich, with gillian bevan, david fleeshman, and ashley margolis

When her son becomes increasingly obsessed with Judaism and disappears, Rosa, a die-hard atheist, is forced to make a journey to Jerusalem. Her elderly father, David travels with her.
They eventually make their way to the Meah She’arim district, the largest Haredim community in Israel, an Orthodox enclave, founded in the 19th Century. There is a clash of cultures which brings things to a head in Rosa’s own family relationships with her father and her son.
An affecting drama about three generations of a family and faith.”

(if you miss it, available at


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