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Tftd: Greenberg 17/7/2019

yesterday morning (wednesday 17th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by parliamentary lawyer daniel greenberg

Jewish liturgy constantly refers to God as Aveinu, Our Father, and to us as children. The right of children to their parents’ love and vice versa is sacred and precious, and should be respected and protected, whether on religious or humanitarian grounds, by all.”

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Tftd: North 8/7/2019

this morning (monday 8th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by bishop philip north

Bishop Philip North uses Jewish holocaust survivor Eva Moses Kerr as a basis for his Christian view of forgiveness.

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Tftd: Sacks 20/6/2019

this morning (thursday 20th), 7.51-7.54am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“I think that’s the common factor between great religious leaders, great artists and scientists, and the great communicators like Desmond Morris and Sir David Attenborough. They love life, and enhance the lives of others. And sometimes that can be as good as a diet or a workout as a way of staying young.”

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Tftd: Mirvis 7/6/2019

this morning (friday 7th), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Shavuot : ‘Those who would sooner criticise than create would do well to take heed of the Jewish sages who taught that true wisdom is the capacity to learn from every person, and true heroism is the ability to turn an enemy into a friend’.”

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Tftd: Sacks 27/5/2019

this morning (monday 27th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

We need a national story to give us identity and hope. It’s our shared stories that hold us together, and give us the courage to conquer our fears.”

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Tftd: Greenberg 24/4/2019

this morning (wednesday 24th), 7.50-7.53am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by parliamentary lawyer daniel greenberg

“To disassociate ourselves from exploitative practices of any kind. So one of the things I try to take away from Passover is a reminder that slavery and exploitation are unhappily very much not matters of ancient Egyptian past, but are all around us, and that I can use my everyday consumer choices and business practices to try to ensure fair and decent treatment and opportunity for all.”

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Tftd: Mirvis 17/4/2019

this morning (wednesday 17th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Passover: ‘We’ll teach them that the iconic structures for which ancient Egypt is so well known came at great human cost, and that is why ultimately the culture symbolised by the pyramids and the sphinx has long since been consigned to history. We’ll teach them that achievement cannot be measured by the splendour of our edifices alone, impressive as they are, but by the number of generations that continue to embody our values’.”

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