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Archive for November, 2016

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‘.”

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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‘.”

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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 http://www.timesofisrael.com/lost-anne-frank-poem-unearthed-put-up-for-s…) (more…)

Newsday: Anne Frank poem

this morning (wednesday 23rd), 5.24-5.28am, on bbc world service radio
newsday includes …

Anne Frank’s bestie sells rare poem:
Newsday’s David Whitty talks to Anne Frank’s best friend Jacqueline van Maarsen after she put a poem, written by the teenager just before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis, up for auction.”
“People didn’t talk about Jews at that moment, any more – it was quite, the indifference of the Dutch people was for me very painful.”

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HC: Balfour Declaration

last wednesday morning (16th november), 9.30-11.00am
house of commons – westminster debate – 16th november

“That this House has considered the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.
speeches by …
Caroline Ansell (C)
Ivan Lewis (Lab)
Theresa Villiers (C)
Tom Brake (LD)
Bob Blackman (C)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
Jonathan Djanogly (C)
George Kerevan (SNP)
Catherine West (Lab)
Tobias Ellwood (C)
interventions by …
Bob Stewart (C)
Andy Slaughter (Lab)
Mark Field (C)
Stephen Kinnock (Lab)
John Spellar (Lab)
Julian Lewis (C)
Chris Green (C)
John Glen (C)
Nigel Huddleston (C)
John Howell (C)
Gregory Campblell (DUP)
Luciana Berger (Lab)
David Simpson (DUP)
Andrew Murrison (C)
Graham Evnas (C)
Michael Tomlinson (C)
Nigel Dodds (DUP)
Kirsten Oswald (SNP)
Margaret Ferrier (SNP)
Alan Brown (SNP)
David Burrowes (C)
Tania Mathias (C)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-11-16/debates/E6F367C0-2BFD-4…)
(partial summary at https://cfoi.co.uk/caroline-ansell-mp-leads-support-for-israel-in-balfou…) (more…)

Giving God a face

this afternoon (monday 21st), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
giving god a face (in the beyond belief series)

“What are the advantages and dangers in giving God a face?
Ernie Rea‘s guests are • Aaron Rosen. Professor of Religious Thought & Director of Cultural Projects, Rocky Mountain College, Montana U.S.A, • Dr Chetna Kang, consultation psychiatrist and Hindu priest in the Bhakti Yoga tradition and • Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, Kings College, London.”

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LW: Sir Sigmund Sternberg

yesterday evening (sunday 20th), 8.48-8.53pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 4.20pm last friday)
last word (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

“Sir Sigmund Sternberg, the Jewish businessman and philanthropist who founded the Three Faiths Forum to encourage dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians. Born 2 June 1921; died 18 October 2016, aged 95.”

including interview with …
• friend and co-founder, rev marcus braybrooke (more…)

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