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Tftd: Sacks 21/11/2018

this morning (wednesday 21st), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

The ability to dream, and the gift of finding people who help us realise our dreams, are what liberate us from the prison of fate. So never take dreams lightly: they are our route from the depressing world that is to the hopeful world that might yet be.”



Tftd: Sacks 26/10/2018

this morning (friday 26th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

A good society is a community of communities, not just an array of selves”


Tftd: Sacks 19/10/2018

this morning (friday 19th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

The Hebrew Bible says once ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’, but it says many times ’Love the stranger’. It’s because neighbours are usually people like us, and strangers not like us, that we need to learn not to hate.”


HL: Anti-semitism 13/9/2018

yesterday evening (thursday 13th), 9.45-10.49pm (repeated 1.47am), on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 13/9/2018 includes …

Anti-Semitism Debate: ”what actions they are taking to reassure the Jewish community over the impact of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom?”

speeches by baron or baroness …
Popat (C)
Mendelsohn (Lab)
Palmer (LD)
Sacks (XB)
Hunt (C)
Alton (XB)
Bishop of Birmingham
Sugar (XB)
Pickles (C)
Deech (XB)
Haskel (Lab)
Harries (XB)
Altmann (C)
Hayman (XB)
McColl (C)
Parekh (Lab)
Russell (XB)
Sterling (C)
Pannick (XB)
Beecham (Lab)
Bourne (C)

(transcript at
(if you missed it, available from 4:15:28 to 5:18:40 at )

TIP: Anti-semitism HL 13/9/2018

yesterday evening (thursday 13th), 11.45-11.48pm, on bbc radio 4
today in parliament (presented by susan hulme) includes …

“The former chief rabbi Lord Sacks has said he never expected to see anti-semitism become dangerous in the UK in his lifetime, but that he felt that he could not stay silent. Lord Sacks was speaking in a Lords debate in which the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn himself came in for stinging criticism from across the House.”
(Sacks) “Anti-Semitism, or any hate, becomes dangerous when three things happen. First, when it moves from the fringes of politics to a mainstream party and its leadership. Secondly, when the party sees that its popularity with the general public is not harmed thereby. Thirdly, when those who stand up and protest are vilified and abused for doing so. All three factors exist in Britain now. I never thought I would see this in my lifetime. That is why I cannot stay silent. For it is not only Jews who are at risk—so too is our humanity.”


PL: Labour anti-semitism

this afternoon (monday 3rd), 12.37-12.45pm, on bbc 2 tv
politics live (first episode) (female discussion programme, chaired by jo coburn, with • emily thornberry mp, • amber rudd mp, • journalist anushka asthana, and • journalist camilla tominey) includes …

Decision time for Labour over anti-semitism?


Morality in the 21st Century

every morning this week (monday 3rd to friday 7th), 9.00-9.45pm, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat at 9.30pm)
morality in the 21st century (presented by rabbi lord jonathan sacks) (5 episodes)

“Rabbi Jonathan Sacks speaks to some of the world’s leading thinkers about morality, together with voices from the next generation: groups of British 6th form students.
1. Responsibility
2. The ‘Selfie Generation’
3. Is Society a Myth?
4. Artificial Intelligence
5. Moral Heroes

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