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Tftd: Sacks on Humphrys

On John Humphrys’ last day presenting Today, Rabbi Lord Sacks appears to have been chosen specially to say goodbye to him …

this morning (thursday 19th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

We don’t have prophets nowadays, but if we did, one place you’d probably find them would be the Today programme, because today’s tough interviewers are recognisably in that tradition of holding power accountable to truth, and among them for me, and for many others, John Humphrys has been one of the best for our time …

He’s taught me that honest doubt can be more powerful than dishonest faith.” 

(if you missed it, available from 1:46:20 to 1:49:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008jd0, or soon with transcript at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szxv6)

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Tftd: Janner-Klausner 28/8/2019

this morning (wednesday 28th), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rabbi laura janner-klausner

The meaning of life is the unceasing positive belief that we can and must change the world.”

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Tftd: Greenberg 17/7/2019

yesterday morning (wednesday 17th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by parliamentary lawyer daniel greenberg

Jewish liturgy constantly refers to God as Aveinu, Our Father, and to us as children. The right of children to their parents’ love and vice versa is sacred and precious, and should be respected and protected, whether on religious or humanitarian grounds, by all.”

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Tftd: North 8/7/2019

this morning (monday 8th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by bishop philip north

Bishop Philip North uses Jewish holocaust survivor Eva Moses Kerr as a basis for his Christian view of forgiveness.

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Tftd: Sacks 20/6/2019

this morning (thursday 20th), 7.51-7.54am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“I think that’s the common factor between great religious leaders, great artists and scientists, and the great communicators like Desmond Morris and Sir David Attenborough. They love life, and enhance the lives of others. And sometimes that can be as good as a diet or a workout as a way of staying young.”

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Tftd: Mirvis 7/6/2019

this morning (friday 7th), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Shavuot : ‘Those who would sooner criticise than create would do well to take heed of the Jewish sages who taught that true wisdom is the capacity to learn from every person, and true heroism is the ability to turn an enemy into a friend’.”

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Tftd: Sacks 27/5/2019

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

thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

We need a national story to give us identity and hope. It’s our shared stories that hold us together, and give us the courage to conquer our fears.”

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