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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’.”


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’.”


Tftd: Mirvis 20/3/2019

this morning (wednesday 20th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

“This extraordinary technology must be harnessed to serve us, rather than the reverse … By far the greatest danger of artificial intelligence is that people might conclude too early that they understand it.”


Mourning in Judaism

this morning (tuesday 19th), 9.30-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 

mourning – traditions in judaism (presented by euella jackson) (in the one to one series)

“• Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis discusses the traditional practices of mourning in Judaism.”


Tftd: Mirvis 25/1/2019

this morning (friday 25th), 7.50-7.53am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

“Though shalt not be a victim, though shalt not be a perpetrator, but above all thou shalt not be a bystander.”


Newshour/LN: Auschwitz burial

this afternoon (sunday 20th), 1.39-1.45pm on bbc world service radio, and 5.52-5.55pm on bbc 1 tv
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) and london news (presented by asad ahmad) include …

A funeral has been held just outside London for six unknown victims of the Holocaust whose remains were donated to the Imperial War Museum in London more than 20 years ago. They were buried in a coffin with earth from Israel. Six million Jews were murdered in Nazi death camps during the Second World War, they were starved and gassed and their remains incinerated. More than a million people were killed in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in occupied Poland.”

including contributions from …
james bulgin, content leader, holocaust galleries, imperial war museum
• chief rabbi ephraim mirvis
laura marks, chair, holocaust memorial day trust
• bbc reporter martin bashir

Sunday: Auschwitz burial

this morning (sunday 20th), 7.47-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) concludes with …

“At 11 o’clock this morning at Bushey New Cemetery in Hertfordshire, a remarkable and unique ceremony will take place. Six unidentified victims of the Holocaust will be given a Jewish burial. Their remains were sent to this country from Auschwitz in 1997. A box of ash ad bone fragments were included with a consignment of other memorial items intended for the Imperial War Miuseum in London. The museum has had the remains scientifically examined, and we now know that they came from five adults and a child. This week, they were handed over to the United Synagogue, and today they will be placed in shrounds in a coffin with earth from Israel, and buried during a service conducted by the Chief Rabbi.”

including interview with …
• chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

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