for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

last friday morning (2nd june), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
sally priesand: america’s first female rabbi (interviewed by zeinab dabaa) (in the witness series)

“On June 3rd 1972, Sally Priesand became the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in the USA.
However it still took her another nine years to secure a full-time post in a synagogue. She speaks about overcoming the traditional gender barriers in her ground-breaking career.”

(if you missed it, available at


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