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Mrs Jacobson

sunday 17th may, 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4 

my mother (in the a point of view series) (by howard jacobson)

“She’d been waiting for the catastrophe to end catastrophes all her life and now it was here she seemed not to give a fig about it.”


Jewish identity

this evening (thursday 5th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3 (also a podcast in the arts and ideas series) 

jewish identity in 2020 (in the free thinking series) (presented by matthew sweet, with guests • howard jacobson, • bari weiss, • hadley freeman, and • jonathan freedland)

“Guests at this year’s Jewish Book Week talk about anti-Semitism, the Jewish novel, and tracing Jewish family history.”


POV: Jacobson 24/1/2020

tomorrow morning (sunday 26th), 8.48-8.57am (repeated from 8.50pm friday), on bbc radio 4 

a point of view by howard jacobson 

Anti-Semitism and the Neo Medievalists: All racism is a species not only of unreason, but of unreason enthusiastically embracedAnti-Semitism should trouble us all, regardless of our background.”


Sunday: Jerusalem special

this morning (sunday 13th), 7.10-7.55am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton)

“A Sunday programme special from Jerusalem

including contributions from …
• historian micah goodman
• historian khalil shokeh of bethlehem
niji alda palestinian activist
jack jakaman of bethlehem
• bbc reporter trevor barnes
• writer howard jacobson
• historian david feldman
• anti-zionist rabbi avrohom pinter
louise ellman mp
• anti-zionist blogger robert cohen, of micah’s paradigm shift
• bbc reporter yolande knell
george hintlian, historian of the armenian patricarchate
• american convert, comedian yisrael campbell
• bereaved parent robi damelin
• bereaved parent ikhlas shtayeh
nathan jeffay of the jewish chronicle
ahmad budeiri palestinian analyst


HARDtalk: Howard Jacobson

tomorrow morning (thursday 14th), 4.30-5.00am, on bbc news tv (repeated 12.30am and 4.30am friday) (repeated from last monday on bbc world service radio)
howard jacobson (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Is social media bad for public discourse?
The Man Booker prize-winning author thinks the internet is changing the way words are used, and not for the better.
But is he an artist swimming against an irresistible cultural tide?”


Making things right

yesterday morning (sunday 23rd), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
shylock’s mock appeal (presented by howard jacobson) (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson applauds the granting of an appeal by Shylock in a mock trial in Venice as a symbolic revoking of a bad decision.
‘It’s natural to rage against wrong decisions, miscarrriages of justice or the inclemencies of nature, but the more fanciful of us go further and imagine that some power will intervene and make things right again’.”


Newsnight: Blatant raw prejudice?

last friday evening (29th april), 10.31-10.49pm, on bbc 2
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

“We ask how far legitimate questions about the nature of the Jewish state can go before it turns into blatant raw prejudice.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris cook
howard jacobson
hugh lanning, psc chair (palestine solidarity campaign)
alan johnson of bicc (britain-israel communications and research centre)
and a discussion with …
ghada karmi, exeter university
amnon aran, city university (more…)

Shylock is my name

last thursday evening (4th february), 7.16-7.24pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by kirsty lang) leads with …

Howard Jacobson talks about his new novel, Shylock is My Name


HMD: Free thinking

this evening (wednesday 27th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
stefan zweig, howard jacobson, michael sandle (presented by philip dodd) (in the free thinking series) (more…)

Howard Jacobson’s sermons

last sunday morning (27th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
sermons, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson would sooner see Radio 4’s Thought for the Day more not less religious, and argues that humanists and the religious can meet in sermonizing when it’s of the majesty of a great preacher like John Donne.
‘I fall to wondering what exactly non-religious needs are, and whether, by insisting on a distinction between the religious and the non-religious, humanists aren’t making an unpardonably limiting assumption about both’.”


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