Welcome to the July edition of Sounds Jewish.
In this month’s podcast, we tackle the big questions: Is God a woman – and can Jews camp?
Joining me in the studio are Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner of Alyth Garden Reform synagogue alyth.org.uk in London, and comedy writer, Ivor Baddiel.
Rabbi Laura explains how the new Reform Siddur or prayer book is tackling sexism in Judaism. It’s about time we modernised our view of God, she argues. But is it all a bit too modern for the Jewish mainstream?
Plus we speak to comedian Iris Bahr about playing opposite Larry David in one of my favourite shows of all time, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
She also talks about her new show, Dai, (‘Enough’) which she’ll be performing for one night only, courtesy of The Jewish Community Centre for London. The show is set in a café in Tel Aviv moments before a suicide bomber enters.
And Jewish Glastonbury: we speak to the organisers behind Limmudfest, a four-day camping festival combining music, culture and spirituality with a Jewish twist. It’s all happening over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the Peak District.
We’re taking a summer break, though I’m not sure camping will be my ideal holiday choice, and we’ll be back refreshed in September. See you then.
Sounds Jewish is produced with the Jewish Community Centre for London