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Archive for March, 2017

Today: new settlement

this morning (friday 31st), 8.56-8.59am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and sarah montague) concludes with …

“Israel’s security cabinet has approved the construction of the first new settlement in the occupied territories for two decades.”

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell (more…)

The eager young student

yesterday morning (wednesday 29th), 7.00-7.30am, on radio 4 extra (repeated at 5.00pm) (repeated from february 2002 november 2009 january 2013 and april 2014)
the eager young student, by barry grossman, with tracy-ann oberman, david de keyser and doreen mantle (1st of 6 weekly episodes, 3rd series, of the attractive young rabbi)

“Young Mikhail discovers that it’s not easy being a Jew.”


P4t: Belovski 27/3/2017

yesterday morning (monday 27th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

The significance of Spring: ‘When we sense the mystery of nature, we regain the ability to look beyond the world into the unknown‘.”


HARDtalk: Ben Ferencz

tomorrow morning (tuesday 28th), 9.30-10.00am (repeated 3.30pm), on bbc news tv (also at 3.06pm today, on bbc world service radio)
ben ferencz, prosecutor at the nuremberg nazi trials (presented by zeinab badawi) (in the hardtalk series)

“What does the last surviving prosecutor at the Nazi Nuremberg trials think they achieved?
97-year-old Ben Ferencz helped liberate the death camps in Europe when he was serving in the US military.
Himself a Jew from central Europe, he speaks to Zeinab Badawi in Florida about what he has learnt in his long life about the nature of evil.”


Eva Kor

last tuesday afternoon (21st march), 3.00-3.30pm, on bbc radio 4
counterpoint (presented by josie long) (in the short cuts series) concludes with …

“… the holocaust survivor who’s dedicated her life to talking to those who hurt her …”

including narrative by …
• mengele survivor Eva Kor
(see also (more…)

Ben Stern

this evening (saturday 25th), 6.36-6.41pm, on bbc world service radio
boston calling (presented by marco werman) includes …

“A Holocaust survivor and a grandchild of Nazis share a home in California”

including contributions from …
ben stern, born 1921, poland
lea heitfeld, 31, graduate, studying holocaust and jewish studies (more…)

Newshour: Israeli arrested

yesterday evening (thursday 24th), 9.45-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“A 19-year-old man with joint US-Israeli citizenship has been arrested by the Israeli police on suspicion of making threats to Jewish organisations around the world.”

including interview with …
• police spokesman micky rosenfeld (more…)

Ben Judah

tomorrow evening (wednesday 22nd), 8.45-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
ben judah – destiny and the migrant (in the lent talks series)

Ben Judah, journalist and author of ‘This is London’, talks about his family’s journey over the centuries from the Jewish Quarter of Baghdad, to India and finally London.”


Fake news

this morning (tuesday 21st), 9.00-9.30am (repeated 9.30pm), on bbc radio 4
targeted fake news (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland compares the current wave of fake news stories, particularly those targeted at Muslims and immigrants in the UK, with the anti-Semitic story of an eight-year-old Christian boy, William of Norwich, who was murdered in woodland outside his native city in 1144. His death was later reported as a Jewish conspiracy and ritual, becoming the founding myth of the so-called ‘blood libel‘.”

including contributions from …
• professor miri rubin
• canon librarian peter doll of norwich cathedral
james ball, author of post-truth: how bullshit conquered the world (more…)

Cotw: Alexander Zemlinsky

every afternoon this week (monday 20th to friday 24th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated 6.30pm)
alexander zemlinsky (1871-1942) (presented by donald macleod) (in the composer of the week series)

“1. Ugly, beautiful: focuses on Zemlinsky’s turbulent early life in pre-war Vienna.”
“2. Alma Mahler: focuses on the tangled love affair between Zemlinsky and Alma Schindler. “
“3. The dream princess: focuses on Zemlinsky’s opera Gorge the Dreamer. “
“4. The Dwarf: Zemlinsky’s most painful musical self-portrait: his opera The Dwarf. “
“5. A new life cut short: the tragic tale of Zemlinsky’s last years spent in exile in America. “


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