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Posts tagged ‘passover’

5F: Israel stories

this afternoon (friday 17th), 12.07-12.16pm (repeated 6.07pm and 3.07am), on bbc world service radio 

drag queens, passover, and ultra-orthodox communities (in the fifth floor series) (presented by farina kennedy

“BBC Arabic’s Michael Shuval shares insights into Israeli life with two stories about the impact of Covid-19.

Firstly, the reasons why ultra-Orthodox communities have shown higher rates of infection than the general population.

Secondly, the success of two Israeli drag queens in transforming their stage show into a TV hit.”


FOOC: Coronavirus Jerusalem

this morning (saturday 11th), 11.35–11.39am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

In Jerusalem, Yolande Knell has been talking to local religious leaders about how to mark Easter, Passover and Ramadan when prayers at holy sites are forbidden.”

(see also and newshour last sunday from 0:34:30 to 0:38:30 at


WH: Coronavirus passover

last thursday morning (9th april), 10.37-10.41am, on bbc radio 4 

woman’s hour (presented by jenni murray) includes …

“In today’s Woman’s Hour Corona Diary, we hear from Rachel Snow-Miller about what it’s like celebrating Passover under lockdown.”

including contribution from …

rachel snow-miller from manchester


Today: Coronavirus passover

last thursday morning (9th april), 6.46-6.50am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

Families gather round a table for a meal with rituals dating back thousands of years. That is how Pesach, passover, usually begins for Jews all over the world. But last night it couldn’t begin in that way: family and friends could only be there virtually.”

including interview with …

• rabbi laura janner-klausner 


BM: Coronavirus passover

last thursday morning (9th april), 1.46-1.50am, on bbc world service radio 

business matters (presented by sasha twining) includes …

“For many Jewish people, Passover has been affected by the coronavirus.”

including interview with …

• bbc reporter jonathan josephs 


Nr: Coronavirus passover

last wednesday (8th april), on cbbc tv  

celebrating passover during the coronavirus (presented by galie and maite) (in the newsround series)

“The Jewish festival of Passover this year falls between 8-16 April. On the 8th lots of people will be having their Seder meal, which starts the festival.

It is usually a time spent celebrating with family and friends

This year, however, Passover will be different, with the UK and lots of other places around the world on lockdown.”


PM: Passover chronicle

this afternoon (wednesday 8th), 5.20-5.23pm, on bbc radio 4 

pm (presented by evan davis) includes …

“The Jewish festival of Passover begins tonight. In these weird circumstances, it will be memorable for sure. PM listener Sarah Ilyas wrote a Covid chronicle for us.”


Bitter herbs

this morning (tuesday 7th), 9.47-9.50am (repeated 12.32am), on bbc radio 4 

bitter herbs and the elder (in the the passion in plants series) (presented by bob gilbert) includes …

The meal Jesus took with his disciples in the upper room was the Feast of the Passover, when Jews eat ‘the bitter herbs and unleavened bread’ as reminders of the bitter experience of their enslavement in Egypt. • Ilana Epstein, an expert in Jewish culinary traditions, and a great cook herself, reveals the identity of these herbs and their subtle significance.”


P4t: Belovski 7/4/2020

this morning (tuesday 7th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

This Passover will be transformational.“


P4t: Lorie 7/4/2020

this morning (tuesday 7th), on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by miriam lorie 

“Stories are for adults as much as children.” 


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