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H&S: A Jewish scribe

this afternoon (friday 24th), 1.32-2.00pm, on bbc world service radio 

adventures of a jewish scribe (in the heart and soul series) (presented by dina newman)

including contributions from …

• scribe marc michaels (mordechai pinchas)

jeffrey ohrenstein, memorial scrolls trust 

• scribe avielah michaels  

mother xavier, tyburn convent, london

“We meet Marc Michaels who has a rare skill. He’s keeping Jewish tradition alive. He is a Sofer, a scribe. It’s a dexterous skill that has been passed down for thousands of years. Scrolls are always hand written, otherwise they are not Kosher.


Witness: Lisa Cooper

last tuesday morning (13th november), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
jewish in imperial russia: lisa cooper (interviewed by dina newman) (in the witness series)

Pearl Unikow was a young woman who grew up in a segregated Jewish community in Russia before WW1. Her stories, recorded in Yiddish in the 1970s, provide a rare account of traditional Jewish life. Her granddaughter Lisa Cooper wrote a book based on those recordings: A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale.”


Witness: Birobidzhan

this morning (friday 30th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated in the history hour, saturday morning, 9.00am)
a jewish homeland in siberia (presented by dina newman) (in the witness series)

“In 1930, the USSR created a Jewish Autonomous Region in Siberia, as a homeland for Soviet Jews.
We hear from Sophia Miller, the daughter of Yiddish writer Buzi Miller, who grew up there, but now lives in Israel.”


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