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‎29 Iyyar 5777 | ‎24/05/2017

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Prof. Richard I. Cohen: Visual Culture and Modern Jewish Society

28 Iyyar 5777 (23/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What unusual thing did 18th-century Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn agree to let his friends do to preserve a tangible memory of him after his death?

Between … Leer más

The Leo Baeck Institute, and the 1939 German Minority Census

21 Iyyar 5777 (16/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What information was included in the Minority Census conducted in Germany in 1939?

The Leo Baeck Institute, located at the Center for Jewish History in New … Leer más

Yael Katz: The Israeli Cultural Connection

14 Iyyar 5777 (09/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the ultimate goal of the Israeli Cultural Connection?

The Israeli Cultural Connection is based at the Mid-Island Y JCC, located in Plainview, New York. … Leer más

A Story for Mother’s Day, by Bessie Hallowitz

7 Iyyar 5777 (02/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day in May, so this week we decided to read you a Mother’s Day story. But first a little history.

Many people think that Mother’s DayLeer más

Mace Bugan: The Little Gate Crasher

30 Nisan 5777 (25/04/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How did Mace Bugan use his size to his advantage?

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer is a freelance writer and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We recently spoke with … Leer más

Pernambuco: The First Jewish Community in the New World

22 Nisan 5777 (18/04/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who was Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, and what did he do?

When Pernambuco, in the northeast of Brazil, was occupied in 1630, the Dutch government passed … Leer más

“The Dangerous Matzo”– A Passover Story by Sholem Aleichem

17 Nisan 5777 (12/04/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:: How is the Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem remembered each year?

Sholem Aleichem is probably the best-known and most well-loved Yiddish writer. He was born Sholem Naumovich … Leer más

Misha Sidenberg: The Jewish Museum in Prague

9 Nisan 5777 (04/04/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many objects did the pre-war Jewish Museum in Prague have, and how many did it have in May, 1945, at the end of World War II?

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer: Whole Community Inclusion in Philadelphia

2 Nisan 5777 (28/03/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the specially-designed program that the Whole Community Inclusion department of Jewish Learning Venture carries out every year at the National Museum of American Jewish History in … Leer más

The Sosúa Proyect: Teenagers Making a Better World

24 Adar 5777 (21/03/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who wrote and directed the musical “Sosúa: Dare to Dance Together”?

We recently did a program about Sosúa, the town in the Dominican Republic that accepted … Leer más

Vladimir Danovsky: “The Salvation” of Bulgarian Jews

17 Adar 5777 (14/03/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who was Lilyana Panitza and how did her job make it possible for her to save Bulgarian Jews during World War II?

Vladimir Danovsky is a … Leer más

A Purim Story by Sholem Aleichem

9 Adar 5777 (07/03/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we celebrate Purim, so, in keeping with English Corner tradition, I=m going to read you a story. This one is called “The Goldspinners“, and is one of the lesser-known stories … Leer más

The Dominican Republic: Haven for Jewish Refugees

3 Adar 5777 (28/02/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What conditions were imposed by the government of the Dominican Republic on the Jewish refugees that they took in during World War II?

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Melilla’s Jewish Community and their Language, with David Benhamu

26 Shevat 5777 (21/02/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where are the Jews in Melilla originally from? And why did they go to Melilla?

Melilla is a Spanish city on the northern coast of Africa. … Leer más

Lorca’s Medieval Synagogue, with Archaeologist Enrique Pérez

19 Shevat 5777 (14/02/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  After the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, why wasn’t the synagogue in Lorca transformed and used as a church, as happened elsewhere in Spain?

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BIG IDEA Tech Camp in Israel, with Director Dotan Tamir

11 Shevat 5777 (07/02/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What common technological item is NOT used at Big Idea camp, and why?

BIG IDEA is an international technology summer camp in Israel. Its program blends a … Leer más

The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

4 Shevat 5777 (31/01/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many oral histories has the Milken Archive recorded, and who have they interviewed for them?

This week we are speaking with Jeff Janeczko, the … Leer más

“Cabaret” after 50 Years, with José María Cámara

27 Tevet 5777 (24/01/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How is the new Spanish production of Cabaret different from the original Broadway show?

The musical Cabaret first opened in New York on Broadway in 1966. To celebrate its 50th … Leer más

The “Portuguese Dreyfus”: Artur Carlos de Barros Basto, with Ami Barr

20 Tevet 5777 (17/01/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What international support did Barros Basto receive in his efforts to bring crypto-Jews in Portugal back to normative Judaism?

Artur Carlos de Barros Basto was a … Leer más

Reyna Simnegar: Converso Roots, Persian Cooking

13 Tevet 5777 (10/01/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What vegetable did converso Jews bring to America in the 16th century, and why?

Reyna Pérez (Peres) Simnegar was born in Venezuela and raised as a … Leer más