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Tftd: Wittenberg 29/5/2020

this morning (thursday 29th), 7.45-7.48am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rabbi jonathan wittenberg 

Listening to God at Sinai marked the close and culmination of the Passover journey from slavery to freedom. What mattered was not liberty alone, but how we use it to hear what’s truly important. We too must use our renewed freedom to listen, and to shape a more attentive appreciative and compassionate reality.”

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Tftd: Wittenberg 1/5/2020

this morning (friday 1st), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rabbi jonathan wittenberg 

Love your neighbour as yourself is followed by the words I am the Lord, to teach that where there is care and love betwen people, God is present too.”

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Tftd: Wittenberg 20/12/2019

this morning (friday 20th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rabbi jonathan wittenberg

Chanucah: “The lights of kindness courage and love, yours, ours, are the true guides of humanity through the travails of history and life.”

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Tftd: Wittenberg 5/11/2019

this morning (tuesday 5th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rabbi jonathan wittenberg

“In a healthy society, there will always be differences of opinion, but such a society knows how to argue them, attacking the issues, not their proponents.”

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Tftd: Wittenberg 29/10/2019

this morning (tuesday 29th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rabbi jonathan wittenberg

“Humanity has nothing more urgent on the agenda than the climate crisis.“

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Pftd: Wittenberg 22-28/6/2019

every morning next week (saturday 22nd and monday 24th to friday 28th), 5.43-5.45am, on bbc radio 4

prayer for the day, by rabbi jonathan wittenberg

1. “God, strengthen with your spirit those feelings which lie deeper in us than envy and hate: wonder love and awe.”

2. “God, give us the wisdom to learn from history.”

3. “God, help us appreciate the value of everyday goodness and kindness.”

4. “God, make us faithful custodians of your sacred flame.”

5. “God, renew our commitment to the United Nations’ vision, of peace understanding and justice.”

6. “God, deepen our capacity to listen from the heart.”

(if you miss them, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000618l)

P4td: Wittenberg 2018

every morning next week (saturday 27th and monday 29th to friday 2nd), 5.43-5.45am, on bbc radio 4
prayer for the day, with rabbi jonathan wittenberg
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P4d: Jonathan Wittenberg

six mornings this week (saturday 11th and monday 13th to friday 17th), 5.43-5.45am, on bbc radio 4
prayer for the day by rabbi jonathan wittenberg

1. “Many happy returns to Her Majesty the Queen on Monday …”
2. “I prefer revelation when it comes in small doses …”
3. “God, as we garden your world, may your world garden us.”
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Sunday: anti-semitism

yesterday morning (sunday 8th), 7.11-7.16am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“How much has the anti-Semitism row cost Labour votes in the recent elections? Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg discusses this with Edward Stourton and whether the party can rebuild their relationship with the Jewish community he represents.”

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Sunday: kitniyot

last sunday morning (sunday 24th), 7.11-7.17am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“For 1000 years, Ashkenazi Jews have been forbidden to eat foods classed as ‘Kitniyot’ (e.g. rice, corn, beans, legumes) during Passover. But now authorities in the US have lifted this ban which means that Ashkenazi Jews can eat a variety of foodstuffs from Sushi to Popcorn.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter charles carroll
• rabbi jonathan wittenberg
• restarateur jonathan robinson
claire hilton (more…)

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