for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Posts tagged ‘Jonathan Sacks’

Tftd: Sacks 19/5/2017

this morning (friday 19th), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“Never forget that we, so small, are blessed to be part of a universe so great.”

(more…)

Tftd: Sacks 12/5/2017

this morning (friday 12th), 7.50-7.53am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“… absolutely shocking and a profound indictment of our society that elderly married couples are being split and separated against their will when one or both has to move into a care home.
Togetherness is good for the body, not just the soul. The Bible puts it simply: ‘Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me’. We can face the future without fear when we know we will not face it alone.”

(more…)

Tftd: Sacks 20/1/2017

yesterday morning (friday 20th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“Today the new President of the United States … will renew the covenant. That’s what American presidents do … The idea of covenant comes from the Hebrew Bible …
In an age when religion is so often associated with violence and oppression, it’s no small thing to remember that America was founded to prove the opposite: to show that the real religious values are liberty and equality; and that’s the great battle of our time.”

(more…)

Tftd: Jonathan Sacks 25/11/2016

last friday morning (25th november), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“… If you’ve achieved, help others to achieve: the more you give, the more you’ll be given.”

(more…)

Tftd: Lord Sacks 4/11/2016

last friday morning (4th november), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day: screen sabbath, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

Well done Moses, I thought. Three thousand years ago you gave us the Sabbath to free us from slavery to pharaoh, and now we’ve rediscovered it to give us freedom from smartphones.
Yet maybe the principle’s the same. Whether it’s building pyramids or digital devices, we sometimes forget that technology is made to serve us. We were not made to serve technology.
So whether it’s an hour a day or a day a week, let’s switch off our screens, enjoy one another face to face, and rediscover the magic of dreaming, not streaming.”

(more…)

Tftd: Lord Sacks 29/10/2016

last friday morning (29th october), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

What worries me as I turn the pages of Genesis is to read how quickly humans betrayed their role as guardians of the natural universe and turned instead to violence, murder and war. And what worries me as I turn the pages of the daily news is that we’re doing it again, as if we’d learned nothing in all the intervening centuries.
What science and religion should both be teaching us right now is humility and awe, knowing how small we are in the scheme of things, and how dangerous it is to destroy what it took almost infinite time and space to create.”

(more…)

HL QSD: peace process

last friday morning (14th october), 6.30-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords, 13/10/2016 includes …

Question for short debate: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
speeches by lord or baroness …
dykes (ld)
trimble (c)
desai (lab)
waverley (xb)
leigh (c)
mitchell (lab)
sacks (xb)
suri (c)
deech (xb)
tonge (ind ld)
stone (lab)
hylton (xb)
shinkwin (c)
turnberg (lab)
grade (c)
ludford (ld)
front bench reply by …
collins (lab)
anelay (c)

(more…)

Tag Cloud