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Posts tagged ‘passover’

The Jewish kitchen

this afternoon (tuesday 10th), 3.02-3.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 10.30am saturday)
golders green. london (presented by jay rayner, with tim anderson, itamar srulovich, nisha katona, and barry smith) (in the the kitchen cabinet series)

”As Passover comes to an end, Jay and the team relish the opportunity to discuss Jewish cuisine more broadly with special guest Claudia Roden, the renowned Egyptian food writer and doyenne of Jewish food.
The panellists discuss flourless baking, the most overrated ingredients and even settle a beetroot-based marital dispute.
They also explore the development of Sephardi cuisine around the world, from Kolkata to Israel.”

(see also book of the week,


Tftd: Giles Fraser 3/4/2018

this morning (tuesday 3rd), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by giles fraser

“Last week, they flew off to Israel, where my wife is from, for the family Passover celebrations, so while I was in Church leading the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, she was just outside Jerusalem, celebrating the story of Moses leading the people of Israel out of slavery and into the promised land.”


W@1: Labour anti-semitism

last friday afternoon (30th march), 1.00-1.03pm, and 1.07-1.19pm, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 2.36pm, on newshour on bbc world service radio)
world at one (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

Jeremy Corbyn issues a Passover message.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jessica parker
richard tice of leave eu
arron banks of leave eu
naz shah mp

H&S: Passover

10th april 2003, 9.32-10.00am, on bbc world service radio
jewish passover (in the heart and soul series)

“The programme examines the blessing in Aramaic which starts the Jewish festival of Passover, and other aspects of Passover, such as celebrating the exodus of the Jews from slavery.”

with …
• rabbi naftali brawer
• cookery writer denise phillips
(if you missed it, available at

Tftd: Mirvis 22/3/2018

yesterday morning (thursday 22nd), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Passover, the message in a bottle:
‘Approximately 140 generations ago, the Israelites emerged from bitter slavery in ancient Egypt, and impressed upon their children the importance of conveying their experiences to all subseqent generations… that connection with our past makes us who we are.
You can only know where you are going to if you know where you are coming from, or as Winston Churchill put it, the further back you can look, the further forward you are likely to see‘.

BC: sharing passover; conversion

tomorrow morning (sunday 16th), 11.37-11.46am, on bbc world service radio (repeated from this evening, 10.37pm)
boston calling (presented by marco werman) includes …

Sharing the Seder during Passover with a family of Syrian Yazidi refugees; and Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism, but in Israel, converting is not that simple.”

including contributions from …
• reporter judith kogan
• auschwitz survivor hannah berkowitz, 85
• daughter rachel miller
• reporter daniel estrin
• rabbi seth farber, of ITIM (more…)

Tftd: Mirvis 6/4/2017

yesterday morning (thursday 6th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Passover: What is freedom? … My fate is the hand of cards that I am dealt: my destiny is how I choose to play them … May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”


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