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Archive for November, 2016

Midweek: Debbie Young-Somers

this morning (monday 28th), 10.04-10.13am, on bbc radio 4
midweek (presented by libby purves) leads with…

“Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers is community educator at the Movement for Reform Judaism.
Formerly a rabbi at the West London Synagogue of British Jews, she is performing stand-up comedy for the first time at the JW3 Jewish Comedy Festival. She is a regular contributor for Radio 2’s Pause for Thought, and has appeared on 4ThoughtTV.”


P4t: Jonathan Hughes 30/11/2016

this morning (wednesday 30th), 5.47-5.51am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi jonathan hughes

What is God like? ‘I can’t define him but I know he believes in me and helps me believe in others’.”


P4t: Maureen Kendler 28/11/2016

last monday morning (28th november), 5.44-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

What is God like? ‘The startling thing about God is, how almost human he is’.”



this evening (monday 28th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 11.00am, wednesday 30th)
the tarpaulin: a biography

“Historian Dina Gusejnova tells the story of tarpaulin from 17th century mariners to today’s refugee camps … The tarpaulin is a fabric of conflict. … Dina hears stories of the internment in WW1 and then in WW2 on the Isle of Man where one internee, sociologist Norbert Elias, founded an impromptu university …”


BB: Zionism and Judaism

presenter ernie rea expresses unchallenged the bbc’s position that the creation of israel, and not the arabs’ wars against israel, was the cause of palestinians’ statelessness and occupation

(0:12:00) … subsequent to that we had the rise of the Nazis in Germany, we had the Holocaust with 6 million Jews losing their lives, and then at the end of that there was a state of Israel declared, in 1948, with it has to be said pretty dire consequences for the Palestinians.
 this afternoon (monday 28th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4

zionism and judaism (in the beyond belief series) (more…)

Joseph Horovitz

every afternoon this week (monday 28th to friday 2nd), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated at 6.30pm)
gordon jacob and joseph horovitz (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series) (more…)

Tftd: Jonathan Sacks 25/11/2016

last friday morning (25th november), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“… If you’ve achieved, help others to achieve: the more you give, the more you’ll be given.”


P4t: Julia Neuberger 23/11/2016

this morning (wednesday 23rd), 9.23-9.26am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi julia neuberger

Anticipation:Noah tells us we can prepare for uncertain times. We can batten down the hatches‘.”


P4t: Maureen Kendler 22/11/2016

yesterday morning (tuesday 22nd), 5.44-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

Anticipation:Jewish festivals were looked forward to – but I think we’ve lost our joyful anticipation‘.”


Today: Anne Frank poem

this morning (wednesday 23rd), 8.47-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

“An ‘extremely rare’ handwritten poem by Anne Frank is going under the hammer in the Netherlands today.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter anna holligan
• auctioneer thys blankevoort
• historian david barnouw
(see also…) (more…)

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