The latest mutation in the Leeds University censorship saga can be accessed here
As for the BBC, it appears that their Radio 4 two-parter on the war against the North of Israel may be repeated at times when Jews are not enjoying the Seder
but, what about today's Saturday afternoon Radio 4 play on Freud and Hitler
The Controller of Radio 4 is Mark Damazer, who is Jewish by the way.
Which brings me to the most recent crisis with Iran - not content in wanting our total and utter destruction and denying that the Holocaust ever happened, they have now turned to mistreating British women
This article links the Iranian mistreatment of a female British seaman just doing her duty with attitudes of sections of the British Muslim community.
Which makes it all the more interesting to learn that Blackburn Cathedral has appointed a Muslim to promote dialogue. Very nice. But dialogue is already underway in that diocese, as described in one of the last blogs I posted before leaving this country for Israel
What a refreshing change to read the lovely article about Pesach by someone comparatively new to the rituals surrounding it
And the Chief Rabbi on memory of slavery and freedom
Which brings me to the shul sermon this Shabbat. The rabbi said that the reason we have to talk about the exodus of Egypt during the day is that 'day' represents the times when things are going well. He more-or-less implied that 'good' is an illusion and it is incumbent on us to remember that we are enslaved to all sorts of desires for things that we really don't need. And that is the meaning of the Seder - to free ourselves from all of this.
And looking round the shul, it was notably pretty empty, with much of the congregation having already left to celebrate Pesach in Israel.
But I really look forward to enjoying the Seder with the shul rabbi and catching up with all of his news.