for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

this morning (tuesday 4th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Any study of Jewish history is a study of resilience. One of the finest examples is the extraordinary story of the Maccabees’ stubborn survival against the mighty Greek empire, which we celebrate this week during the festival of Chanucah.”

(if you missed it, available from 1:46:40 to 1:49:30 at, or with transcript at

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