MEMO 327


By SCoJeC
November 11, 2012
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MEMO 325 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2012/memo_327_12_november_2012.pdf

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happygoldfish

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 15:21

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the jc used to have a column giving us a heads-up of tv and radio programmes of jewish interest: let's try to re-start the idea …

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the new radio 4 "book at bedtime" (22:45-23:00, mon to fri, 2 weeks starting tonight) is naomi alderman's "the liar's gospel", read by stephanie racine and tracy-ann oberman …
"Her novel begins in 63 BC with Pompey's Roman army assailing the fortifications of Jerusalem, and ends with the bloodshed of the Jewish-Roman war in the first century CE.
Within this context of Roman brutality and Jewish insurrection, Alderman presents the life and death of a charismatic Jewish preacher, Yehoshuah.
A year after his death, four people tell their stories - his mother, Miryam; his former friend and follower Iehuda of Qeriot; the High Priest at the great Temple in Jerusalem, Caiaphas and the rebel, Bar-Avo. …"
see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nt3yl
(for a review of the book, see http://www.thejc.com/arts/books/84945/gospels-put-context)


happygoldfish

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 12:44

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channel five's "the all new gadget show" (20:00-21:00 tonight), which was to have been from israel ("Presenters Jason Bradbury and Pollyanna Woodward visit Israel. They test two of the latest underwater cameras in the Red Sea."), has been replaced by next week's epsiode from switzerland
see http://www.bleb.org/tv/channel.html?ch=five&all and http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/283238/The-All-New-Gadget-Show/


happygoldfish

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 18:11

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tonight on radio 4: the moral maze, 20:02-20:45, is "Combative, provocative and engaging debate on morality and ethics in the Gaza conflict", with Michael Portillo, Anne McElvoy, Matthew Taylor and Claire Fox

"Both sides in the current conflict in Gaza have been claiming the moral high ground. To the Israelis it's an issue of self-defence and they're trying to avoid casualties. To Hamas it's about responding to the oppression and aggression of a much more powerful neighbour. The world looks on, counting the bodies and is almost inevitably drawn to the graphic simplicities of competing victimhood. The Palestinians win that hands down, but, terrible though it is, there's more to morality than suffering.

What if, as the Israeli writer Amos Oz says, they're both right? Should we substitute pragmatism for morality? Stop trying to weigh up competing moral claims in the interests of some sort of solution. Or is giving up the idea of right and wrong, relativism of the worst kind, that could lead to a different kind of moral tragedy? Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk …"

see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nxw2g

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