BBC series explores how British Jews mark milestones

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BBC series explores how British Jews mark milestones

Being… Jewish is the first part of a series exploring how different religious groups observe life-cycle events

Picture Shows a boy named Ethan trying on the tefillin at home before his Bar Mitzvah  - ((C) Proper Content - Photographer: Rachel Dupuy - Being... Jewish)
Picture Shows a boy named Ethan trying on the tefillin at home before his Bar Mitzvah - ((C) Proper Content - Photographer: Rachel Dupuy - Being... Jewish)

A BBC One series starting this week will explore how British Jews of all shades mark life’s big milestones, from birth and coming of age to marriage and the end of life.

Being… Jewish, the first in the five-part series which has stories from Sikhs, Hindus, Christians and Muslims, shows 12-year-old Ethan preparing for his barmitzvah and Rabbi Yanky and his wife Rochel marking the birth of their child with a brit milah.

Meanwhile Jolanda has converted to Reform Judaism after meeting Jack and they are tying the knot in Spain, in a ceremony that they have adapted according to their beliefs.

At Bushey cemetery in Hertfordshire, Hilary describes her role as a volunteer who carries out tahara, the ritual washing of a body before burial, and David reflects on his late father’s life as he prepares to permanently mark his grave.

Being…Jewish airs Tuesday, 10.45pm on BBC 1


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