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H&S: Journey to Ashkenaz

this afternoon (friday 5th), 1.32-2.00pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 2.32am, 9.32am, and 11.32pm, tomorrow)
journey to ashkenaz (in the heart and soul series) (presented by michael goldfarb)

”Presenter Michael Goldfarb goes on a journey to the heart of Ashkenaz to find traces of his family’s life …”

including contributions from …
eli farkas
• professor anna misyuk
abraham wolff, chief rabbi of south ukraine
nadia gochman of tikva, a children’s charity in odessa
• musician natalya vakchinska
• professor yaroslav hrytsak
• historian olena andronati

Story of the Jews 4

this evening (tuesday 24th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013 on bbc 2):
the story of the jews: over the rainbow (episode 4 of 5)

Gideon Lewis-Kraus

monday to friday mornings (10th to 14th march), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated after midnight, 12.30-12.45am)
a sense of direction by gideon lewis-kraus (5 episodes, in the book of the week series)

“The author Gideon Lewis-Kraus describes leaving America for life in Berlin, to ease the sadness after his father abandoned the family home.
But Berlin isn’t enough and only embarking on a series of world-wide pilgrimages will help him. The journeys turn out both amusing and moving, and are abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams.”
1. It’s on a trip to Tallin that that Gideon agrees with his friend Tom to walk the Camino in Spain.
Later, reality bites!”
2. Travel on the Camino continues. There are hardships, but also rewarding friendships with Roman and David, and the lovely Nora and Alina..”
3. The next adventure is Shikoku, Japan. It’s a temple pilgrimage that goes round and round, and in the wettest of weather..”
4. Grandfather Max has gone back to America, so the author proceeds alone on his circular Temple trail..”
5. It’s to Uman in Ukraine to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with brother Micah – and their elusive father!”

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