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Posts tagged ‘Jewish identity’

Jewish history and jokes

this evening (wednesday 11th), 10.00-10.28pm, on bbc radio 3
jewish history and jokes (presented by philip dodd) (in the free thinking series)

“• Simon Schama and • Devorah Baum join Philip Dodd for a conversation ranging from the expulsion of Jewish people from Spain in 1492 to Jewish jokes today.”



Today: Jonathan Safran Foer

this morning (thursday 1st), 8.47-8.51am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

James Naughtie has been to the Hay Festival to speak to one of the big literary names from this year’s line-up, • the American novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, about his latest novel, Here I am.
‘This book gives a lot of thought to Jewish identity and to American identity’ … ‘what this book imagines is the virtual destruction of Israel, not by war but by natural disaster which opens the way to extinction’.”


American Jewish identity

this afternoon (tuesday 27th), 2.50-2.57pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“Are American Jews too obsessed with the holocaust to create an American Jewish identity?”

including interviews with …
yair rosenberg of the tablet
• professor deborah lipstadt (more…)

David Baddiel, Shlomo Sand, Julie Burchill

tomorrow evening (wednesday 15th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
david baddiel, shlomo sand, julie burchill: three separate interviews on jewish identity with professor rana mitter (in the free thinking series)

“1. David Baddiel has transformed his film The Infidel into a musical which premieres at Stratford East Theatre in London. It depicts a British Muslim who discovers he was born to a Jewish family and then adopted.
2. The Israeli professor of history Shlomo Sand has written a polemical book How I Stopped Being a Jew.
3. Julie Burchill‘s latest book is called Unchosen – The Memoirs of a Philo-Semite.”

see also shlomo sand’s “I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew” in last saturday’s guardian
(if you miss it, available at (more…)

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