for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Sunday: kitniyot

last sunday morning (sunday 24th), 7.11-7.17am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“For 1000 years, Ashkenazi Jews have been forbidden to eat foods classed as ‘Kitniyot’ (e.g. rice, corn, beans, legumes) during Passover. But now authorities in the US have lifted this ban which means that Ashkenazi Jews can eat a variety of foodstuffs from Sushi to Popcorn.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter charles carroll
• rabbi jonathan wittenberg
• restarateur jonathan robinson
claire hilton
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rznj2)

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