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Yiddish Culture in Prewar Warsaw, with Karolina Szymaniak

4 Kislev 5778 (21/11/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How was Jewish culture viewed by the surrounding non-Jewish Polish society in prewar Warsaw?

Dr. Karolina Szymaniak has a PhD in literary and cultural studies. She … Leer más

Jewish Museum Berlin, with Maren Krüger

26 Heshvan 5778 (14/11/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What percentage of the visitors to Berlin’s Jewish Museum are from other countries, and what is their main reason for visiting the museum?

The Jewish Museum … Leer más

Journal for Diasporic Hebrew, with Tal Hever-Chybowski

18 Heshvan 5778 (07/11/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What centuries-old traditional method was used to finance the publication of the second issue of Journal for Diasporic Hebrew?

Tal Hever-Chybowski grew up in Jerusalem and … Leer más

The Israeli Diaspora: Israelis in Berlin

11 Heshvan 5778 (31/10/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is it about Berlin that attracts many Israelis to move there?

Diaspora-Israel Day is a new holiday which was initiated by project Domim-aLike, which is a … Leer más

Vilna, 1939: Khurbn-Forshung (Holocaust Research), with Miriam Schulz

5 Heshvan 5778 (24/10/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:: What is the integrative method in Holocaust studies, and why was it especially innovative in 1939?

Born and raised in Berlin, Miriam Schulz completed her BA in … Leer más

Yiddish in Berlin, with Tal Hever-Chybowski

28 Tishri 5778 (17/10/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are three reasons why people may want to learn Yiddish?

The Medem Library in Paris is the largest Yiddish language library in Europe. It was … Leer más

Simchat Torah: Some Customs and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

21 Tishri 5778 (10/10/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing in the Torah.” This holiday, which takes place right after Sukkot, marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. Each week in synagogue we publicly … Leer más

Sukkot: Some Customs and a Story by Abraham Reisin

14 Tishri 5778 (03/10/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – The Festival of Sukkot begins on the 15th of Tishrei, the fifth day after Yom Kippur, and lasts for seven days. It is quite a drastic transition, from one of the most … Leer más

Yom Kippur in Hell: A Story by I. L. Peretz

7 Tishri 5778 (26/09/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Isaac Leib Peretz is considered to be one of the three great classical Yiddish writers, along with Mendele Mokher Seforim and Sholem Aleichem. He was born in the shtetl of Zamoshtch, Poland, … Leer más

A Rosh Hashonah Story by Yente Serdatzky

28 Elul 5777 (19/09/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we are celebrating Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, with a Rosh Hashonah story. It’s called “Rosh Hashonah”, and was written by Yente Serdatzky. She was a Yiddish writer, who … Leer más

CITYarts and “Pieces for Peace”, with Tsipi Ben-Haim

22 Elul 5777 (12/09/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many countries have hosted “Pieces for Peace” workshops so far?

CITYarts is a nonprofit public arts and education organization founded in 1989 by Tsipi Ben-Haim, … Leer más

A Spanish “Plaza”…..in Korea! with Sara Casado

15 Elul 5777 (05/09/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are three types of activities that take place in the amphitheater that is part of “¡Esta es una Plaza!”?

Lavapies is an old, traditional and … Leer más

Madrid’s Reform Jewish Community, with Yael Cobano

8 Elul 5777 (29/08/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many Reform Jewish communities are there in Spain, and where are they located?

The Reform Jewish Community of Madrid, which is affiliated with the European … Leer más

Spanish Jewish Food BEFORE the Expulsion, with Sara Gardner

1 Elul 5777 (22/08/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: According to the Edict of Expulsion, what was one gastronomical reason given to justify expelling the Jews from Spain in 1492?

Sara Gardner is a Fulbright … Leer más

Sephardic Jews in Zimbabwe, with Stella Cohen

23 Av 5777 (14/08/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many Jews were there in Zimbabwe at their peak in the early 1960s, and how many are there now?

After the expulsion of the Jews … Leer más

“Saved by Language”…and Saving a Language, with Bryan Kirschen

17 Av 5777 (08/08/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What Jerusalem-based organization has helped to standardize a system of spelling for writing Ladino?

Dr. Bryan Kirschen is an American linguist who had already studied Hebrew, … Leer más

Emerging Jewish Communities in Sicily, with Judith Cohen

10 Av 5777 (01/08/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where was a mikveh found on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse, Sicily?

Dr. Judith R. Cohen has visited us here on English Corner many times … Leer más

The IV Erensya Summit, with Miguel de Lucas

3 Av 5777 (25/07/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is FESELA and what countries are members?

The word “erensya” means “heritage” in Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, the language spoken by many descendents of the Jews … Leer más

L.L. Zamenhof and Esperanto, with Alejandro Pareja

24 Tammuz 5777 (18/07/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What motivated Zamenhof to create Esperanto?

2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of the creator of the international language, Esperanto, and has been therefore … Leer más

Stella’s Sephardic Table, with Stella Cohen

18 Tammuz 5777 (11/07/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What ingredients from the local cuisine did the Sephardic Jewish community in Zimbabwe incorporate into their cooking?

Following the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in … Leer más