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Sunday: cemetery attacks

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.27-7.35am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

”Police are treating the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Manchester this week as a hate crime. It follows a spate of other attacks on religious sites across the UK.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter rajeev gupta
ian levy, chairman of the whitefield synagogue burial board
• dr chris allen, associate professor in hate studies, leicester university
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44518125)
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Sunday: Manchester faiths

this morning (sunday 18th), 7.28-7.31am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

BBC School Reporters interview leading Manchester religious figures including … • Rabbi Daniel Walker
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Sunday: Manchester bombing

this morning (sunday 28th), 7.40-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by martin bashir) concludes with …

Martin Bashir talks to three faith leaders to have been involved in the response to the Manchester concert bomb attack attack:
• Bishop of Manchester the Right Rev David Walker
• Imam Irfan Chishti
• Rabbi Daniel Walker.
They discuss what needs to be done now to bring communities together, and how best to harness the generous spirit witnessed in Manchester this week.”

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Sunday: Manchester eruv

this morning (sunday 21st), 7.36-7.45am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by caroline wyatt) includes …

Kevin Bocquet reports on why a planning application for an Eruv in a usually quiet South Manchester suburb is facing opposition when it is something that works well in other parts of the country.”

including contributions from …
• mike battman, secretary of manchester humanist society
• neil taylor, former trafford district councillor
• rabbi jonathan guttentag
• resident rachel kirwan
• rabbi joel portnoy (more…)

Sunday: Manchester Jewry

this morning (sunday 25th), 7.23-7.29am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

“A recent report claims the majority of British Jews will be from the ultra-orthodox community by the end of the century.
Rosie Dawson visits one of the largest communities in Manchester to explore the changes this could bring.”

including contributions from …
• historian dr yaakov wise, centre of jewish studies, university of manchester
* journalist dr jonathan kalmus
michelle ciffer, manager of the hershel weiss children and family centre
• dr jonathan boyd, an author of the report, of the institute of jewish policy research
nava kestenbaum, director of strictly orthodox charity interlink
(see also http://www.thejc.com/community/community-life/112521/less-and-more-manch…) (more…)

Benny Rothman

this morning (monday 20th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the mass trespass on kinder scout (in the witness series)

“In April 1932, hundreds of walkers organised a mass trespass on a mountain in the English Peak District called Kinder Scout.
The trespass was a major step in the fight for access to the British countryside. At the time, much wild land was privately owned and controlled by game-keepers.”

including contributions from …
benny rothman
• his son, professor harry rothman

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Anti-semitism in Manchester

this morning (sunday 8th), 7.15-7.21am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Bob Walker speaks to members of the Jewish Community in Manchester following this week’s Community Security Trust report which claims anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level in the UK last year.”

including interviews with …
• rabbi dovid lewis
• mark gardner, director of communications of CST
• jonny weinberg of the manchester jewish representative council (more…)

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