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Posts tagged ‘Heart and soul’

H&S: Large families

this afternoon (friday 2nd), 1.32-2.00pm (repeated 11.32pm sunday), on bbc world service radio 

my faith and my large family (presented by colin brazier) (in the heart and soul series) includes …

“Colin meets a Jewish family who have chosen to have a large family and a Christian who has decided that she would have just one child for the sake of the environment.”

including interview with …

• rabbi yoni birnbaum and family

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H&S: Female trainee rabbi

this afternoon (friday 31st), 1.32-2.00pm (repeated 11.32pm sunday), on bbc world service radio 

a female rabbi in training (interviewed by geoff bird) (in the heart and soul series)

Miriam Camerini is in training. It’s a three year course, and at the end of it, if she is successful, she will become one of the world’s first female Orthodox Jewish rabbis.

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H&S: Tree of Life

this afternoon (friday 8th), 1.32-2.00pm (repeated 9.23am and 11.32pm on sunday), on bbc world service radio
american judaism after the tree of life (presented by david mcguire) (in the heart and soul series)
including contributions from …
• rabbi jeffrey myers, tree of life synagogue
emily pressman, friendship circle of pittsburgh
tammy hepps, bend the arc
matthew brooks, republican jewish coalition
• rabbi jonathan perlman, survivor, new light congregaion

“It was the response of Jewish organisations that was possibly most telling the day after last year’s Tree of Life shooting. President Trump wasn’t welcome in Pittsburgh unless, that is, he denounced the language of white nationalism.
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H&S: Marriage in Israel

this afternoon (sunday 13th), 12.06-12.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 7.06pm saturday)
marriage in israel (3rd of 4 episodes in the heart and soul gathering series) (discussion programme, chaired by tim franks)
with panel …
• rabbi yitzchok elefant, chief rabbi of dimona
• dr susan weiss founder of centre for women’s justice
• dr elana heideman, executive director of israel forever foundation
• rabbi chuck davidson
and contributions from …
kylie eisman-lifschitz of agunah organisation mavoi satum
• agunah ella ben-emanuel
stephanie kramer, convert at age 3

Should the Rabbinate should be stripped of its monopoly, or do the current rules protect the identity and values of the Jewish faith?
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Many young Jewish people living in Israel feel religion has too big an influence over their private lives. Numerous aspects of life are governed by a council made up of orthodox rabbis called the Rabbinate. They decide who is and isn’t Jewish and by extension who can and can’t marry.
Supporters of the organisation say this helps preserve Jewish identity.
Critics say it means thousands of people who are not deemed ‘Jewish enough’ can’t marry each other, forcing couples to leave the country to have a ceremony that will be recognised by the authorities when they return home.
The religious monopoly on marriage also means Jews cannot marry non-Jews and as the council of orthodox rabbis rule on divorce for every married couple in Israel, many say this disadvantages women.”

(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csxhlf)

H&S: Kristallnacht 80

this morning (sunday 11th), 9.32-9.59am (repeated 11.32pm), on bbc world service radio
the girl who witnessed crystal night (in the heart and soul series) (presented by caroline wyatt)

Ruth Winkelmann, daughter of a Jewish father, was just ten years old when she witnessed what later became known as crystal night: the night of 9th November 1938, when Jewish shops and synagogues all over Germany were smashed up and looted, and many Jews arrested or killed.
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H&S: Journey to Ashkenaz

this afternoon (friday 5th), 1.32-2.00pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 2.32am, 9.32am, and 11.32pm, tomorrow)
journey to ashkenaz (in the heart and soul series) (presented by michael goldfarb)

”Presenter Michael Goldfarb goes on a journey to the heart of Ashkenaz to find traces of his family’s life …”

including contributions from …
eli farkas
• professor anna misyuk
abraham wolff, chief rabbi of south ukraine
nadia gochman of tikva, a children’s charity in odessa
• musician natalya vakchinska
• professor yaroslav hrytsak
• historian olena andronati
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H&S: Hebron

this afternoon (friday 14th), 1.32-1.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.32am and 11.32pm sunday)
hebron’s cave of sacrifice (in the heart and soul series) (presented by lipika pelham)
including contributions from …
• hebron resident yishai fleisher
• hebron resident tzipi shlissel
• settler spokesman noam arnon (more…)

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