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W@1: Sacks & anti-semitism

this afternoon (friday 20th), 1.31-1.35pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes …

“This morning, the former chief rabbi, Lord Sacks, delivered a strong warning about the dangers of anti-semitism. Is anti-semitism on the rise in Great Britain?”

including report from …
• bbc religion editor martin bashir

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Tftd: Sacks 20/4/2018

this morning (friday 20th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“I’ve been doing Thought for the Day for 30 years, but i never thought that in 2018 I’d still have to speak about anti-semitism.
“A society that has no room for difference has no room for humanity … At the end of his life, Moses told the Israelites: ‘Don’t hate an Egyptian, because you were strangers in his land’ … If the people continued to hate, Moses would have taken the Israelites out of Egypt, but failed to take Egypt out of the Israelites … Where there is hate, freedom dies … All that it takes for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing; today I see too many good people doing nothing, and I am ashamed.”

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P4t: Sacks 9/2/2018

this morning (friday 9th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“Let’s spend a little time talking to the elderly. … we can each bring light into someone else’s life.”
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Tftd: Sacks 10/11/2017

this morning (friday 10th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“Because truth emerges from disagreement and debate. Because tolerance means making space for difference. Because justice involves audi alteram partem, listening to the other side. And because, in Orwell‘s words, liberty means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

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Tftd: Sacks 3/11/2017

this morning (friday 3rd), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

Fake news is as old as time, and it can have devastating consequences. Jews suffered for centuries because of a fake new item known as the blood libel, accusing them of using the blood of Christian children …”

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Thought for the day critique

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 31st), 5.45-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with …

What do BBC Radio 4’s Today presenters think of Thought for the day?
(0:46:10) Julia Watts: ‘When Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi, does it, I listen. There are a few people who are just profound, profound‘.
(0:50:55) Christina Rees:Jonathan Sacks, yes he was good‘.”

(see also http://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2017-10-30/does-thought-for-the-day-still-have-a-place-on-the-today-programme/) (more…)

Tftd: Sacks 28/7/2017

(for some reason, this has been removed from the general index at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szxv6/clips)

this morning (friday 28th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

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(if you missed it, available, soon with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059xbj9)

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