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My Mediterranean

last sunday and this morning (24th and 31st march), 12.30-1.30pm, on bbc 2 tv 

my mediterranean (presented by adrian chiles) (2 episodes) includes …

Adrian Chiles converted to Catholicism ten years ago, but wonders whether his choice of church was an accident of birth and geography. If he had been born in Istanbul or Jerusalem, would he have been equally happy being a Muslim or a Jew?

1. … Next stop is Istanbul, where he has fun in the Grand Bazaar , and meets one of the last Jewish traders in the whole place, selling religious artefacts.

He travels to Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and then moves on to Tel-Aviv to get drunk with a gay, atheist, Jewish celebrity chef. His final stop is an Evangelical concert by the Dead Sea, attended by Christians from all over the world.”

2. “Adrian observes the Sabbath with a Jewish family, but his brief flirtation with Judaism is cut short when he learns that becoming a Jew is not quite as simple as wanting to join.”

including contributions from …

giacomo moscati, vice-president of rome’s jewish community

riccardo di segni, chief rabbi of rome

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My Mediterranean: Rome

this evening (sunday 10th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 (repeated early tuesday morning, 12.05am) includes …
my mediterranean, presented by adrian chiles (2nd of 2 episodes) includes …

“… Adrian observes the Sabbath with a Jewish family, but his brief flirtation with Judaism is cut short when he learns that becoming a Jew is not quite as simple as wanting to join.”

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My Mediterranean: Israel

last sunday evening (3rd january), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
my mediterranean, presented by adrian chiles (1st of 2 episodes) includes …

“… Adrian travels to Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Sukkot, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchure and the Western Wall, and then moves on to Tel-Aviv to get drunk with a gay atheist Jewish celebrity chef.
His final stop is a concert by the Dead Sea, attended by Evangelical Christians from all over the world.”

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