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Posts tagged ‘rosh hashanah’

Road to Istanbul 3

yesterday evening (friday 10th), 9.30-9.32pm, on bbc 2 tv 

the road to istanbul 3 (3rd of 3 episodes) (in the pilgrimage series) includes …

Edwina shares Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year ritual, with Pauline, Mim and Fatima as the sun sets.”


P4t: Young-Somers 3/10/2019

last thursday morning (3rd october), 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi debbie young-somers

“Our family traditions grow out of just being together.”


P4t: Belovski 2/10/2019

yesterday morning (wednesday 2nd), 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought (and the blowing of the shofar) by rabbi dr harvey belovski

“The hope and optimism of Rosh Hashanah: ‘From time to time we need to experience the tension between who we are and who we’d like to be’.”


P4t: Goldberg 2/10/2019

yesterday morning (wednesday 2nd), 5.49-5.52am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi alex goldberg

Rosh Hashanah: ‘I can’t change the weather – but I can change myself’.”


SB: Rosh Hashanah

last sunday morning (29th september), 8.45-8.51am, on bbc radio suffolk 

sunday breakfast (presented by susie dolphin) includes …

“We’ll find out about the start of Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and why it’s one of the most important festivals in the Jewish year. It’s a time when Jews think about the past year, apologise for things they’ve done wrong – and look at how to avoid doing them again.”

including interview with …

nick feldman of the suffolk jewish community


GMS: Rosh Hashanah

last sunday morning (29th september), 7.46-8.00am, on bbc radio 2 

good morning sunday (presented by rev kate bottley and jason mohammed) includes …

“We celebrate Rosh Hashanah with Jewish comedian • Rachel Creeger. Rachel shares how she’ll be celebrating the Jewish New Year, plus she’s promised to bring in a shofar, the instrument blown as part of the festival, and demonstrate her very best horn blowing!”


Tftd: Mirvis 27/9/2019

this morning (friday 27th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

“I believe that now, more than ever before, our challenged world needs to understand and internalise what it means to be a mensch. A mensch passionately fights for what they believe is right, without ever compromising on courtesy.  A mensch debates the substance of an issue, without seeking to destroy their opposition. A mensch is slow to anger and quick to learn from others, including those with whom they may profoundly disagree. And a mensch puts humility and responsibility before their own reputation.”


P4t: Belovski 17/9/2019

last tuesday morning (17th september), 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

I can’t hide from my responsibilities.”


P4t: Rosenberg 16/9/2019

last monday morning (16th september), 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by educator laurie rosenberg

“The importance of listening to instinct: ‘I need to have the courage to shut out my ego’.”


SU: Judgment Day

this morning (sunday 1st), 6.05-6.35am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from october 2017)

judgment day (presented by shoshana boyd gelfand) (in the something understood series)

“Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand re-evaluates our use of the word judgmental, arguing that it needn’t have negative connotations. She concludes that, ultimately, we need to be judged.

For some people of faith the phrase ‘judgement day’ summons up images of fire and brimstone. Shoshana reveals that for Jews, judgement day is an annual event. Yom HaDin, The Day of Judgement, is the biblical name for the holiday known as Rosh Hashanah.

Shoshana explores the traditions of both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (which follows ten days later).  Interweaving music ranging from …


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