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Sunday: ShabbatUK

this morning (sunday 29th), 7.36-7.44am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) includes …

“The Chief Rabbi has called on Jews around the country to celebrate an authentic Shabbat for ShabbatUK.
Trevor Barnes talks to • the Chief Rabbi, and also meets • Mitchell Feldman and his daughter Ella Feldman, who are trying to manage without breaking the rules.”

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Time off for Sabbath

last sunday morning (13th november), 7.10-7.17am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawlry) includes …

“A survey conducted for the Chief Rabbi suggests a quarter of Jewish workers are wary of talking openly about their faith at work and some have difficulty getting time off for important religious festivals. Kevin Bocquet reports.”

including contributions from …
• reverend pete hawke, manchester
rachel dean, solicitor
• sir roger gifford, banker, and former lord mayor of london
moshe freedman, rabbi at the new west end synagogue, and jewish chaplain at the canary wharf multifaith chaplaincy
• professor adam dinham, goldsmith’s college (more…)

Tftd: Lord Sacks 4/11/2016

last friday morning (4th november), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day: screen sabbath, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

Well done Moses, I thought. Three thousand years ago you gave us the Sabbath to free us from slavery to pharaoh, and now we’ve rediscovered it to give us freedom from smartphones.
Yet maybe the principle’s the same. Whether it’s building pyramids or digital devices, we sometimes forget that technology is made to serve us. We were not made to serve technology.
So whether it’s an hour a day or a day a week, let’s switch off our screens, enjoy one another face to face, and rediscover the magic of dreaming, not streaming.”

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