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Today: opera Mamzer

this morning (friday 15th), 8.51-8.56am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“A most unusual opera is being staged this week at the Hackney Empire … it puts in an operatic setting music inspired by the prayers and the texts sung by a cantor in a synagogue. Unusual too because the story is about life in the closed world of a Hasidic community in New York.”

including contributions from

• bbc reporter james naughtie
• composer na’ama zisser
• cantor netanel hershtik
(see also https://theartsdesk.com/opera/mamzer-bastard-royal-opera-hackney-empire-inert-hasidic-music-drama)
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Today: Philip Roth dies

this morning (thursday 24th), 6.51-6.53am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“We learned yesterday of the death of Philip Roth, regarded by many as the greatest writer of his time, not just because of what he wrote, but because of the effect of his writing on other people.”

including interview with …
salman rushdie
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Today: embassy opening

this morning (monday 14th), 6.34-6.38am, 7.48-7.57am, and 8.43-8.48am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“In a few hours from now, the American embassy in Israel will no longer be in Tel-Aviv, where it’s always been, but will be in Jerusalem.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• dr hussein agha, former peace negotiator
dore gold
• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher
morton klein, president of the zionist assocation of america
jeremy ben-ami, president of j-street
johnnie moore, evangelical adviser to president trump
• analyst aaron david miller
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Today: Marie van der Zyl

this morning (monday 14th), 6.50-6.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

The Jewish community has a new leader, the president of the Jewsih Board of Deputies, Marie van der Zyl. Not the easiest time to take over, given the charges against the Labour Party of anti-semitism?”

including interview with …
marie van der zyl

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Today: McCluskey & anti-semitism

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this morning (thursday 26th), 7.55-7.57am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

Len McCluskey has described some Labour MPs who’ve complained about anti-semitism as ‘Corbyn-haters who are smearing Jeremy Corbyn’.”

including interview with …
keir starmer mp
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Today: Corbyn shrugs

this morning (wednesday 25th), 6.31-6.35am, 7.09-7.13am, 7.51-7.59am, and 8.01-8.03am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb) leads with …

”Jewish groups have again questioned Jeremy Corbyn’s willingness to take action.”
(1:12:50) “… when you ask him to do something, he’s shrugging his shoulders at us.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
jonathan goldstein of the jewish leadership council
barry gardiner mp
• bbc reporter ian watson
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Today: Young Labour anti-semitism

last friday morning (6th april), 7.52-7.58am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes

“Two days ago, the Youth Officer of a Momentum group in Newham in London resigned, saying he had witnessed more anti-semitism in the past week than he ever had in eight years of Party membership.”

including discussion with …
joshua garfield, newham momentum youth officer
charlotte nichols, of jewdas, and womens officer of young labour

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