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Posts tagged ‘Jonathan Romain’

Male circumcision

this evening (thursday 18th), 10.35-11.20pm on bbc 1 tv (repeated saturday 1.35am on bbc 2 tv)

a cut too far? male circumcision (presented by adnan sarwar)

Male circumcision is becoming controversial. Should it remain legal in the UK? … The other faith that routinely practices circumcision is Judaism. Dr Jonathan Romain MBE, a Rabbi and a leading Jewish scholar, tells Adnan that circumcision is mentioned in the Jewish holy book, the Torah. It’s seen as one of God’s commands and integral to the faith.


Jesus’s Judaism

this morning (wednesday 17th), 10.45-11.00am (repeated 3.45pm and 3.45am), on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated from december 2007 on bbc radio 4)

behind luke’s story (presented by ernie rea) (3rd of 5 episodes) 

Why Jesus fell foul of the Jewish leaders of his day.” 

including contributions from …

• rabbi jonathan romain 

edward kessler



ATC: Interfaith marriage

this morning (sunday 12th), 9.03-9.33am (repeated from july 2017), on bbc radio wales
interfaith marriage (presented by roy jenkins) (in the all things considered series)

discussion programme, with …

• rabbi jonathan romain
• methodist minister dr leslie griffiths
rosalind birtwhistle, founder of the interfaith marriage network (a christian married to a jew)
• dr abdalla mohamed, chair of the onyx link foundation
(see also beyond belief, november 2015,

BQ: Faith schools

this morning (sunday 18th), 10.32-10.59am, on bbc 1
the big questions (chaired by nicky campbell) includes …

Should schools select exclusively by faith?

including contributions from …
• rabbi jonathan romain
• professor lynn davies
• father david rocks

Sunday: 2nd batmitzvahs

last sunday morning (14th january), 7.47-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Bar Mitzvahs in Old Age

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter trevor barnes
• rabbi jonathan romain
cynthia feyman
• rebbetzin jacqueline feldman
karen lee
gerald adler
lorna rhodes

British Jews, right and left

yesterday evening (saturday 9th), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
british jews, right and left (presented by jo coburn) (in the archive on 4 series)

How did Britain’s Jews make their long journey from left to right over the last century?
BBC Political Correspondent Jo Coburn tells this remarkable story by weaving archive and interviews together with the story of her own family.”

including interviews with …
ruth smeed mp
jon lansman of momentum
lord levy
edwina currie
• rabbi jonathan romain
• professor geoffrey alderman
emanuel litvinoff
ian mikardo
melanie phillips
oliver letwin mp
mike katz of jewish labour movement (more…)

Confessions of a Rabbi

yesterday morning (saturday 5th), 9.40-9.56am, on bbc radio 4
saturday live (presented by aasmah mir and rev richard coles)

“….and marriage guidance is available from Rabbi Jonathan Romain, whose new book, ‘Confessions of a Rabbi’. revisits hijacked weddings, catastrophic funerals, and the various triumphs and disasters that attend the human condition.”


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