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FOOC: Jewish Iranian-Americans

this morning (thursday 26th), 11.15-11.20am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes a report from los angeles by lois pryce

“In Beverly Hills, the heart of Persian LA, I meet up with • Elham Yaghoubian, a Jewish-Iranian activist and writer. She’s against militiary intervention, but has no truck with moderate reform, or anything that isn’t full-on regime change … But not all Jewish-Iranians in America support Donald Trump: that’s just a story being put about by Muslim-Iranians, she claims.”


Breaking the Mould

this morning (sunday 23rd), 9.30-10.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
breaking the mould (presented by jane little) (2nd of 3 episodes, about 3 christian jewish and moslem female religious leaders in America who are challenging the establishment) (in the heart and soul series)

“Rabbi Sharon Brous was voted America’s most influential Rabbi in 2013.
She tells Jane Little about her decision to become a Rabbi and discusses the ideas she holds about Judaism and how social justice has challenged the orthodoxy within her faith.
She also explains how she reaches out to young Jews who feel they have lost touch with or become disenfranchised from the religion and how she is now trying to draw them back by re-emphasising what she calls “the basics” of their faith.
She explains why she did not want to head a traditional synagogue and why she set up the IKAR Jewish community in Los Angeles to challenge the traditional ways of worship, and how she views her faith and the role of a Rabbi.”


Lost children of the holocaust

this evening (wednesday 6th) 10.05-11.00pm (repeated this sunday afternoon, 12.05-1.00pm), on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
lost children of the holocaust (in the the documentary series) (more…)

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