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Tftd: Giles Fraser 3/4/2018

this morning (tuesday 3rd), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by giles fraser

“Last week, they flew off to Israel, where my wife is from, for the family Passover celebrations, so while I was in Church leading the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, she was just outside Jerusalem, celebrating the story of Moses leading the people of Israel out of slavery and into the promised land.”



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

Tftd: Memories of Lionel Blue

yesterday morning (tuesday 9th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rev dr giles fraser

Memories of Rabbi Lionel Blue

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Tftd: Yom HaShoah

this morning (wednesday 4th), 7.48-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day by the rev giles fraser

“As the sun goes down over the Mediterranean this evening, Yom HaShoah begins. It’s what we call Holocaust Memorial Day, but in Israel. And tomorrow my mother-in-law will continue her family tradition and drive up the hill from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to visit the Holocaust Memorial Centre at Yad Vashem.
And there she wil read out the names fo her parents, Rosa and Boris Schoenbaum, and eight other family members from Poland, who were murdered by the Nazis …”


Moral Maze: just war in Gaza?

yesterday evening (wednesday 23rd), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4
just war and gaza (in the moral maze series) presented by michael buerk
panellists: matthew taylor, melanie phillips, giles fraser and jill kirby
witnesses: colonel richard kemp, mehdi hasan, dr hugo slim and ted honderich.

“The gruesome and heart rending pictures this week of the broken and shattered bodies of innocent people caught in the cross fire has demonstrated just how rotten the euphemism “collateral damage” really is.
As the body count rises and we try to make a judgement between right and wrong and competing narratives of victimhood we’re confronted by the terrible calculation “how many innocent victims are acceptable? When does a military operation go from being a legitimate act of war or self-defence to being disproportionate, illegal and immoral?


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