this afternoon (friday 14th), 1.32-1.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.32am and 11.32pm sunday)
hebron’s cave of sacrifice (in the heart and soul series) (presented by lipika pelham)
including contributions from …
• hebron resident yishai fleisher
• hebron resident tzipi shlissel
• settler spokesman noam arnon
“Abraham of the Old Testament or Ibrahim of Islam, is a vital figure across Christianity, Islam and Judaism. His prophetic fame, arises from the story of his offering of one of his sons to God, because He commanded him so. God however, spared the son and a sacrificial lamb was offered instead.
In the city of Hebron, are the Caves of The Patriarch where Abraham is said to be buried and above them stand a Mosque and Synagogue where Jews and Muslims pray.
It\s an uneasy understanding between the two communities that share this ancient city and this home of worship.”
(if you miss it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/w3csxhj1)