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Posts tagged ‘Torah’

H&S: A Jewish scribe

this afternoon (friday 24th), 1.32-2.00pm, on bbc world service radio 

adventures of a jewish scribe (in the heart and soul series) (presented by dina newman)

including contributions from …

• scribe marc michaels (mordechai pinchas)

jeffrey ohrenstein, memorial scrolls trust 

• scribe avielah michaels  

mother xavier, tyburn convent, london

“We meet Marc Michaels who has a rare skill. He’s keeping Jewish tradition alive. He is a Sofer, a scribe. It’s a dexterous skill that has been passed down for thousands of years. Scrolls are always hand written, otherwise they are not Kosher.


Rejecting the image

this evening (sunday 18th), 7.32-7.50pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 3.32am, and from 17th november 2017 on bbc radio 4)
rejecting the image (presented by neil macgregor) (20th episode of 31 in the living with the gods series)

”A reflection on faiths which focus on the word rather than the image … In Jewish religious ceremonies a yad – a small silver rod with a little hand and a pointing index finger – is used to follow the text during readings from the Torah, to avoid any damage to the delicate parchment.”

including contribution from …
• rabbi julia neuberger

P4t: Goldberg 23/1/2018

yesterday morning (tuesday 23rd), 5.46-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by jewish chaplain alex goldberg

You can’t bring back the millions that perished, but where words and people survive they can thrive again … the Torah, containing the words that have preserved our community for millenia.”

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