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Archive for February, 2016

Sacred Voices

this morning (monday 29th), 10.30-10.37am, on bbc radio 4
woman’s hour (presented by jane garvey includes …

“Religion has had a tricky relationship with the female voice, from attempting to control women’s voices, to turning the female voice into a symbol of spirituality.
We hear from • Humera Khan, a Muslim activist and • Lindsay Simmonds, a Jewish academic, taking part in a festival at the JW3 Jewish Cultural Centre in London called Sacred Voices.”


Sacha Baron Cohen

last monday (22nd february), on wtf with marc maron
sacha baron cohen (100 minutes)

“The man himself sits down with Marc in the garage to talk about what goes into bringing such rich comedic characters to life, why he was drawn to comedy in the first place, and what’s next, with his new movie The Brothers Grimsby on the horizon.”

(online only, from 0:09:53 to 1:49:00 at

Tftd: Jonathan Sacks

this morning (friday 26th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi lord jonathan sacks

“But while we can, let’s live the life of the spirit to the full. We are as young as our ideals.”


PMQ: East Jerusalem

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 24th), 12.29-12.31pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

“Q,12 Imran Hussain (Bradford East) (Lab):
Last week, together with several of my hon. Friends, I visited Palestine, where we went to the home of Nora and her family, who have lived in the old city of East Jerusalem since 1953. Israeli settlers, however, are now trying to force Nora from her home of over 60 years. There are many other cases like that. Does the Prime Minister agree with me that illegal settlements and constructions are a major roadblock that hinder peaceful negotiations? What are this Government doing to help prevent these infringements into Palestinian lives and land?
The Prime Minister:
The hon. Gentleman’s question is incredibly important. I am well known as a strong friend of Israel, but I have to say that the first time I visited Jerusalem, had a proper tour around that wonderful city and saw what has happened with the effective encirclement of East Jerusalem—occupied East Jerusalem— I found it genuinely shocking. What this Government have consistently done and go on doing is to say that we are supporters of Israel, but we do not support illegal settlements and we do not support what is happening in East Jerusalem. It is very important for this capital city to be maintained in the way it was in the past.”


The Goldbergs: Super-Hanukkah

this evening (thursday 25th), 7.30-8.00pm, on E4 tv (repeated from 8.30pm on tuesday)
the goldbergs: a christmas story (10th episode of 24 in the 3rd series) (just about the only episode with any jrwish content!)

“Beverly begins to worry that the family’s holiday traditions have grown stale, so she launches a new celebration called ‘Super Hanukkah‘.”


The Brooklyn accent

last thursday (february 18th), on vox news
bernie sanders: a linguistic analysis (presented by joss fong)
(5 minutes, online only, at )

Newshour: cellar verdict

this evening (monday 22nd), 7.35-7.44pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) concludes with …

“After twenty years, the court battle over a cellar in Jerusalem’s Old City is finally over.”

including interview with …
nir hasson of haaretz (more…)

A B Yehoshua

this evening (monday 22nd), 7.35-7.44pm, on bbc world service radio
front row (presented by samira ahmed) concludes with …

The Extra by A B Yehoshua

including interview with …
a b yehoshua (more…)

Mishka Ben-David

yesterday morning (sunday 21st), 2.33-2.42am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson)

The botched assassination which humiliated the Israeli Secret Service.”

including interview with …
mishka ben-david (more…)

Tftd: Jonathan Sacks

last friday morning (19h february), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi lord jonathan sacks

“… my phone is smarter than I am … Many things people are currently employed to do will be done in future by machines … we’ll have to find ways of sharing work and increasing leisure. Inequalities are growing throughout the world.
We’re going to have to decide whether we really believe in social justice or not … I believe the Bible tells us otherwise: that the good society is one where we all have the chance to flourish because we are all equally children of God.”


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