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My gay Jewish conversion

last tuesday evening (9th april), 11.05-11.50pm (repeated from may 2017), on bbc radio 4

my big gay jewish conversion (presented by simon atkins)

Is Israel really the best place in the world to be gay? And is Judaism the one mainstream religion that accepts homosexuality? Meet Simon, a gay Catholic man from the west of Ireland on a quest to find out.


HARDtalk: Pinchas Goldschmidt

tomorrow morning (friday 11th), 12.30-12.55am (repeated 4.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 3.06am and 8.06pm on bbc world service radio)
pinchas goldschmidt – president, conference of european rabbis (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series) (includes discussion of shechitah, circumcision, jeremy corbyn, and viktor orban)

“There is plenty of disturbing data pointing to a significant rise in overt anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. What are the reasons and how should the Jewish community respond? How much reassurance and protection is being offered to Jews whose past has so often been written in blood?
Is rising anti-Semitism a symptom of a liberal democratic order that is starting to crumble?”


Losing it

this morning (monday 15th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
losing it (3rd episode, 2nd series, of josh howie’s losing it) (comedy, starring josh howie, pippa evans, margaret cabourn-smith, gavin ford, and alexei sayle)

(if you missed it, available at

The circumcision

yesterday morning (monday 8th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
the circumcision (2nd episode, 2nd series, of josh howie’s losing it) (comedy, starring josh howie, pippa evans, and tova leigh)

(if you missed it, available at

Becoming an adult

sunday 24th december 2017, 7.32-7.50pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 3.32am, and from 1st november 2017 on bbc radio 4)
becoming an adult (presented by neil macgregor) (in the living with the gods series) leads with …

“A 3 metre long torah binder

Moral maze: circumcision

this evening (wednesday 21st), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4
moral maze (chaired by michael buerk, with giles fraser, claire fox, anne mcelvoy, and matthew taylor) includes …


including witnesses …
stephen evans campaigns administrator, national secular society
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
• dr susan blackmore
• professor philip booth

Today: Iceland circumcision

this morning (monday 19th), 8.22-8.29am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Should circumcision be banned, not just of girls but of boys too? There’s a bill before the Icelandic parliament.”

including interview with …
• imam ahmed siddiq
silja gunnarsdottir mp

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