The Attractive Young Rabbi.

The Attractive Young Rabbi

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a Jewish community. 16 episodes (3 series), 1999 - 2002.

The Attractive Young Rabbi

Culture-clash comedy set between a traditional and a new, more modern Jewish synagogue

Comedy Drama
1999 - 2002
BBC Radio 4
16   (3 series)
Barry Grossman

Abraham Fine lives a settled, comfortable life as Rabbi of Hillfield's Orthodox synagogue. But his world is turned upside down when a new Reform synagogue opens, led by a female Rabbi, Su Jacobs.

Young, single, trendy and full of new ideas, she soon sets about modernisation: introducing her congregation to the delights of the internet, putting 'executive boxes' with TV screens in the pews and offering coffee and croissants during the services - much to Rabbi Fine's consternation. Fortunately, his wife, Sadie, is less resistant to change and is quick to befriend Su and endeavour to keep the peace between her and Abraham.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 12th November 1999 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 20th March 2002 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 12th September 2019 at 4:30am on Radio 4 Extra