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Posts tagged ‘Succot’

My Mediterranean

last sunday and this morning (24th and 31st march), 12.30-1.30pm, on bbc 2 tv 

my mediterranean (presented by adrian chiles) (2 episodes) includes …

Adrian Chiles converted to Catholicism ten years ago, but wonders whether his choice of church was an accident of birth and geography. If he had been born in Istanbul or Jerusalem, would he have been equally happy being a Muslim or a Jew?

1. … Next stop is Istanbul, where he has fun in the Grand Bazaar , and meets one of the last Jewish traders in the whole place, selling religious artefacts.

He travels to Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and then moves on to Tel-Aviv to get drunk with a gay, atheist, Jewish celebrity chef. His final stop is an Evangelical concert by the Dead Sea, attended by Christians from all over the world.”

2. “Adrian observes the Sabbath with a Jewish family, but his brief flirtation with Judaism is cut short when he learns that becoming a Jew is not quite as simple as wanting to join.”

including contributions from …

giacomo moscati, vice-president of rome’s jewish community

riccardo di segni, chief rabbi of rome

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Tftd: Mirvis 26/9/2018

this morning (wednesday 26th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

“If every distinct group within our society were to proudly express its own unique identity, and respect all others who do likewise, we’d have the capacity to poduce a harmonious and peaceful society.”

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P4t: Neuberger 25/9/2018

yesterday morning (tuesday 25th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi julia neuberger

“Welcome those who don’t have our good fortune.”

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SU: fragility

yesterday evening (sunday 23rd), 11.30pm-12.00 (repeated from 6.05am), on bbc radio 4
fragility (presented by shoshana boyd gelfand) (in the something understood series)

“Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand argues that we are all fragile beings and explores the lessons we can learn from that fragility.

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Tftd: Mirvis 2/10/2017

yesterday morning (tuesday 10th), 7.45-7.48am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Succot is a celebration of community because it teaches us what is possible when people feel that they can rely on others for emotional and practical support. The strongest communities change lives by finding a place for everyone.”

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Tftd: Ephraim Mirvis 19/10/2016

yesterday morning (wednesday 19th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Succot: ‘You must rejoice on your festival and be very happy’.”

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My Mediterranean: Israel

last sunday evening (3rd january), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
my mediterranean, presented by adrian chiles (1st of 2 episodes) includes …

“… Adrian travels to Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Sukkot, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchure and the Western Wall, and then moves on to Tel-Aviv to get drunk with a gay atheist Jewish celebrity chef.
His final stop is a concert by the Dead Sea, attended by Evangelical Christians from all over the world.”

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