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Posts tagged ‘Ephraim Mirvis’

Today: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this morning (thursday 11th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.35-6.39am, 7.09-7.15am, 7.30-7.43am, 8.01-8.03am, 8.10-8.25am, and 8.55-9.00am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) leads with …

“Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has described as chilling allegations that senior party figures tried to interfere in anti-semitism cases.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

• bbc reporter norman smith

lord levy

sam matthews, chief investigator, disputes team, 2017-2018

• journalist dawn foster

tom watson mp

• journalist rachel shabi, author of not the enemy, israel’s jews from arab lands


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

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