Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The BBC skimping on details

The BBC report in connection with the hot weather that:

The hot weather has prompted Rabbi Alan Kimche, one of London's leading orthodox rabbis, to warn his congregation about dehydration during a fast, which is due to begin on Monday night for 25 hours
No background to the fast? I wonder why, oh yes because yesterday was Tisha B'Av: an annual Jewish fast day which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and the subsequent exile of the Jews from the Land of Israel.

There was a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem? Two Jewish Temples? That can't be right after all Jerusalem is the third holiest site for Islam and Jews only came to 'Palestine' after the Second  World War...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

well, it's hardly vital to the story is it? It's about the heatwave. Why don't we get more explanation about T in the Park and its 20th anniversary, harrumph! It's bias against Scotland, we're not even told who's playing - gah!