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Archive for May, 2020

FOOC: Netanyahu trial 3

this morning (thursday 28th), 11.03-11.09am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

Israel’s prime minister in the dock: Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial in Jerusalem.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 


Tftd: Wittenberg 29/5/2020

this morning (thursday 29th), 7.45-7.48am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rabbi jonathan wittenberg 

Listening to God at Sinai marked the close and culmination of the Passover journey from slavery to freedom. What mattered was not liberty alone, but how we use it to hear what’s truly important. We too must use our renewed freedom to listen, and to shape a more attentive appreciative and compassionate reality.”


Miriam and Youssef 5

this morning (wednesday 27th), 3.06-3.33am (repeated 11.32am 4.06am and 10.06pm), on bbc world service radio 

the revolt (5th of 10 episodes of miriam and youssef) (written by steve waters)

“5. 1936. Arabs declare a general strike and a dangerous armed uprising begins, while Miriam finds herself drawn to take more direct action against the British.”


P4t: Gelfand 26/5/2020

yesterday morning (tuesday 26th), 5.46-5.49am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

“I see God’s shadow in the countless acts of kindness, large and small, I’ve witnessed during lockdown.”


P4t: Young-Somers 25/5/2020

last monday morning (25th may), on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi debbie young-somers

“When I witness human diversity and difference, I begin to understand the nature of the divine.” 


SL: Esther Safran Foer

last saturday morning (23rd may), 9.32-9.42am, on bbc radio 4 

saturday live (presented by richard coles) includes …

Esther Safran Foer, the daughter of a holocaust survivor who returned to Ukraine to meet the family who saved her father’s life.”

including interview with …

esther safran foer 


LW: Deborah Feldman

monday 11th may, on bbc radio 5 live 

unorthodox author: why I left strict satmar jewish community (in the live wires series) (presented by emma barnett

Deborah Feldman grew up in the strict Satmar Jewish community in Brooklyn.

She had an arranged marriage at 17 and gave birth to her son at 19 – but always knew she wanted more than being a wife and mother and following strict rules and customs.

At 23, she made the difficult decision to leave the community and wrote a book about her experiences, which has now become a hit series on Netflix.”

including interview with …

• author deborah feldman 


Nh: Netanyahu trial 2

this evening (sunday 24th), 9.14-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

Israel’s longest-serving prime minister has become the first holder of that office to go on trial in a criminal case while still in power.”

including interview with …

• journalist anshel pfeffer 


Twtw/Nh: Netanyahu trial 1

this afternoon (sunday 24th), 1.03pm on bbc radio 4, and 1.36pm and 1.40-1.43pm on bbc world service radio 

the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) and newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) include …

“Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is about to go on trial for corruption.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 


Miriam and Youssef 4

tomorrow morning (sunday 24th), 8.06-8.33am (repeated from 11.32am and 10.06pm wednesday), on bbc world service radio 

betrayal (4th of 10 episodes of miriam and youssef) (written by steve waters)

“4. 1934. Youssef visits his father in prison – a visit that will change his life forever. Meanwhile Miriam is working for a ‘one nation, two states’ solution.”


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