for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

W@1: Mirvis intervenes

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 1.01-1.03pm and 1.07-1.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) leads with  …

“Convention dictates that religious leaders stay out of politics, particularly during election campaigns. That convention appears to have gone out of the window this morning: the leader of orthodox Jews, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, wrote in The Times that ‘A new poison sanctioned from the very top has taken root in the Labour Party’, and he asked people to vote with their conscience in the general election.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter norman smith 

• bbc reporter chris wimpress (reporting from stanmore) 

michael ipgrave, bishop of lichfield, chair of the council of christians and jews

louise ellman

lord falconer

rachael maskell mp

(if you missed it, available from 0:01:15 to 0:03:00 and 0:07:33 to 0:27:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bmxn)

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