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Hosted by the community's top broadcasters, and featuring the community's biggest names, The Jewish Views delivers the latest news and sharpest opinions, celebrity guests, culture and sport every Friday!

Hosted by the community's top broadcasters, and featuring the community's biggest names, The Jewish Views delivers the latest news and sharpest opinions, celebrity guests, culture and sport every Friday!
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Hosted by the community's top broadcasters, and featuring the community's biggest names, The Jewish Views delivers the latest news and sharpest opinions, celebrity guests, culture and sport every Friday!




SPECIAL EDITION: George H W Bush and Chanukah in the Square 2018

This week Jon, Tony & Phil speak to Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, following the death of George H W Bush, about his life and his remarkable ties to the global Jewish community. In a special report we get all of the action from this years Chanukah in the Square 2018, we'll hear from the Chief Rabbi, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev, familiar friends of The Jewish Views and some of the punters who braved the elements to watch it live. Editor Richard...


Limmud 2018, 'Back to Berlin' and Yavneh College

This week Phil, Diana & Tony speak to Jon Freedman, the newly appointed Deputy Director of Limmud about his new position and this years' conference. Director, Catherine Lurie chats about her new film 'Back to Berlin' a feature documentary that follows the mission of eleven bikers who take the Maccabiah torch from Israel to the site of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Headteacher Spencer Lewis, talks about his school, Yavneh College being named as the best performing comprehensive school in the...


Kindertransport 80th Anniversary, 'Whitechapel Noise' and Mitzvah Day 2018

This week Clive, Kate & Tony speak to Sir Erich Reich of the Association of Jewish Refugees, about an event that HRH Prince Charles hosted to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport. Author and Historian, Dr Vivi Lachs chats about her book 'Whitechapel Noise' which explores Jewish immigrant life through Yiddish song and verse. Founder of Mitzvah Day, Laura Marks OBE tells us about the success of this years' event and why there was a lot of chicken soup involved! We also say a fond...


Gaza Conflict 2018, HRH Prince Charles at 70 and Norwood's Annual Dinner

This week Jon, Clive & Phil speak to James Sorene, CEO of BICOM about Hamas' latest attack on Israel, which involved no less than 400 missiles. As HRH Prince Charles marks his 70th birthday, find out about just some of his work for the community from Nigel Layton of World Jewish Relief. Abi Levitt and Wayne Chodosh tell us about this years Norwood Annual Dinner, as well as the amazing work Norwood do. News Editor Justin Cohen reviews The Jewish News and our Rabbinic Thought for the Week...


Armistice Day Centenary, JVN Awards 2018 and 'Hear to Learn'

This week Kate, Tony and Phil speak to Jacques Weisser and Danny Yank from the Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen and Women about the forthcoming AJEX parade as well as the centenary of Armistice Day. Dr Benjamin Wolf chats about a new concert he's composed called 'Armistice' which will be performed The Zemel Choir. Mike Silverstone from the Jewish Volunteering Network tell us about the JVN Awards Ceremony for 2018. We learn about a remarkable new initiative from the Jewish Deaf Association...


Pittsburgh Massacre, 'UK Jewish Film Festival 2018' and Kristallnacht 80 Years On

This week, Phil, Diana & Kate reflect on the horrific attack in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by speaking to Michael Masters, CEO of Secure Community Network (the American equivalent of CST), Richard Verber, Communications Director of The United Synagogue and Denise Lester who followed the JW3 Vigil. Chief Executive of UK Jewish Film, Michael Etherton chats about the UK Jewish Film Festival 2018. Helen Stone talks about an exhibition she has co-curated at the Weiner Library, marking 80 years...


Jo Wagerman OBE, 'Death March Escape', Hillman Stained Glass Windows and Beryl Shisler

This week Clive, Tony and Diana speak to Headteacher of JFS, Rachel Fink about the life and work of Jo Wagerman OBE who died last week aged 85. Author Jack Hersch tells us the remarkable story about his father Dave, who escaped from the Nazis on more than one occasion. Professor David Newman speaks about the legacy of his great uncle David Hillman, who created some of the finest stained glass windows used in London Synagogues. Phil Dave chats with Bat Mitzvah teacher, Rachel Creeger and her...


SPECIAL EDITION: Charity Central from Work Avenue

This week Phil, Kate & Tony take the show to Work Avenue in Finchley to be a part of their 'Charity Central' event. We'll speak to the organisers, the participants & the attendees and we find out the importance of working within the community. We'll also hear from the newly appointed Chief Executive of Jewish Care, Daniel Carmel Brown as well as the CEO of JW3, Raymond Simonson. Editor Richard Ferrer reviews The Jewish News and our Rabbinic Thought for the Week comes from Rabbi Sandor Milun...


Nikki Haley, 'Music is the Most Beautiful Language in the World' and Mosaic Jewish Community

This week Tony, Clive & Phil speak to American Political Commentator, Carol Gould about the shock resignation of US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. Broadcaster Alan Dein tells us about 'Music is the Most Beautiful Language in the World' his new compilation of, London based, Yiddisher Jazz. Chairman Mark Phillips and Rabbi Kathleen Middleton chat about the Mosaic community's ambitious plans to move to a new site in Stanmore. News Editor, Justin Cohen reviews The Jewish News and our...


Westminster Holocaust Memorial, WJR Indonesia Appeal and Deborah & Jack Azagury-Slattery

This week Phil, Clive & Diana speak to the Rt Hon Lord Pickles about how eight Jewish peers from the House of Lords have signed a letter rebuking the proposed Westminster Shoah memorial. Rebecca Singer from World Jewish Relief tells us what they are doing to help alleviate the situation in Indonesia following the recent earthquake and tsunami. Deborah Azagury-Slattery chats about her autistic son Jack and how his impressive art skills led him to getting a tour of the EasyJet Academy. Editor...


Labour Party Conference 2018, Proscribing Hezbollah and Whetstone Musical Theatre Group

This week Phil, Jon & Clive speak to National Secretary for the Jewish Labour Movement, Peter Mason about the 2018 Labour Party Conference. Paul Charney, Chair of the Zionist Federation reacts to the possibility that the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid is set to announce fully proscribing Hezbollah. Catherine Raingold tells us why the 'Whetstone Musical Theatre Group' are raising money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. News Editor, Justin Cohen reviews The Jewish News and our 'Rabbinic...


No2H8 Winners, Mosque Attack, 'Justice For All' and 'Stand With Us'

This week Clive, Tony & Diana speak to founder of the No2H8 Crime Awards, Fiyaz Mughal about the results of this years ceremony. Rabbi Daniel Lichman tells us why his community decided to show solidarity towards members of the Al-Hussaini Mosque following an attack during Yom Kippur. Author, Dr Jeremiah Unterman chats about his book 'Justice for all: How the Jewish Bible revolutionised ethics'. At the start of the new educational year, in a special report, Kate looks at the threat posed to...


Church Adopts IHRA Definition, 'Hitler's British Traitors' and Josef Perl

This week Clive, Kate & Diana speak to Bishop David Walker about The Church of England adopting the full international definition of Antisemitism. Author Tim Tate chats about his new book which looks at the British traitors who worked with Hitler during World War II. Education Officer at the Holocaust Educational Trust, Martin Winstone tells us about the life and work of Holocaust survivor Josef Perl who's died aged 88. Jewish Domestic Goddess Denise Phillips gives us a recipe to break the...


SPECIAL EDITION: The interview with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell

This week News Editor for The Jewish News, Justin Cohen speaks to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. He talks about ongoing issues of antisemitism within the Labour Party, the party's adoption of the international definition of antisemitism and the State of Israel.


Rabbi Jeff Berger, Nightingale House and Gideon Falter from Campaign Against Antisemitism.

Clive, Tony & Diana speak to Jeff Berger, founding rabbi of the thriving Rambam Sepharidi community in Borehamwood, who is stepping down after seven and a half years. We hear about a petition to Corbyn to resign when we speak to Gideon Falter of the Campaign Against Antisemitism., and Nightingale House gets 'outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission. We find out what it means to them. On-line editor, Jack Mendel, reviews the Jewish News and we hear from Rabbi Jeff Berger again...


David Hirsh on Corbyn, Helping students back to the workplace, Daniel Cainer at Edinburgh

This week Tony, Jon & Clive speak to David Hirsh, lecturer at Goldsmiths College, about Corbyn's endorsement of BDS and meeting with Hamas. 'Leave Uni, start work, make it happen' is the slogan from Resource employment agency and we hear more when Kate speaks to Chief Executive, Victoria Sterman, and Daniel Cainer speaks to us from the Edinburgh Festival. Features editor, Fran Wolfisz, reviews the Jewish News and our rabbinic thought for this week comes from Rabbi Mijael Even David from...


Wreath Laying Allegations, 'Let's Be This' and JMI Summer / Autumn Schedule

This week Phil, Tony & Diana speak to Simon Johnson of the Jewish Leadership Council about Jeremy Corbyn's attendance to a memorial service for the terrorists behind the Munich massacre. Comedian Howard Cohen talks about his latest shows 'Let's Be This' at the Camden Fringe. Jennifer Jankel of the Jewish Music Institute chats about their Summer / Autumn events. Features Editor Fran Wolfisz and Online Editor Jack Mendel review the Jewish news and our Rabbinic Thought for the Week comes from...


Holocaust Denial, 'No 2 H8 Crime' and 'GITA: The Battle of the Worlds'

This week Jon, Clive & Tony speak to Chairperson of UK Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Laura Marks OBE about a letter she's co-signed to Facebook founder & CEO, Mark Zukerberg, urging him to remove Holocaust denial content from his site. Richard Benson OBE tells us why he and founder of 'TellMAMA' Fiyaz Mughal have joined forces to tackle hate crime. Jewish Author Jemma Wayne on why she has reimagined a Hindu text into a book for children. News Editor Justin Cohen reviews The Jewish News and...


CAA Refers Labour, Kadya Molodovsky Biography and ‘End of Life’ Ruling

This week Phil, Kate and Diana speak to the Chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism, Gideon Falter over why his organisation have referred the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Linguist & Author, Zelda Kahan Newman chats about 'Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer' the biography she has written on one of the most prolific Yiddish poets and writers Following a Supreme Court ruling allowing doctors and families to agree to withdraw hydration and food...


CST Figures 2018, 'Three Dreams in the Key of G' and June Jacobs CBE

This week Phil, Tony & Kate speak to Dave Rich from the CST about the latest figures on Antisemitism in the UK. Author Marc Nash chats about his latest book 'Three Dreams in the Key of G'. Dr Edie Freidman of JCORE talks about the life and work of social justice campaigner, June Jacobs CBE who has died aged 88. Editor Richard Ferrer, News Editor Justin Cohen and Features Editor Fran Wolfisz review The Jewish News and our Rabbinic Thought for the Week comes from Rabbi Andrew Shaw of Mizrachi...