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‎10 Tevet 5779 | ‎17/12/2018

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Bettina Caro, Sephardi Artist

4 Tevet 5779 (11/12/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What color do Sephardic Jews use to ward off the evil eye?

The Sephardi painter Bettina Caro was born in Casablanca and now works in a … Leer más

“Chanukah on a Ship to America”, by Sholem Asch

27 Kislev 5779 (04/12/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week is Chanukah, so we are going to celebrate with a Chanukah story.

Sholem Asch was born in Kutno, Poland, in 1880. In 1899 he moved to Warsaw, where he wrote stories, … Leer más

Jônatas Chimen Dias DaSilva-Benayon: A Crypto-Jewish Artist from Brazil

20 Kislev 5779 (27/11/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who was the only member of Jônatas’s family who openly spoke with him about the family being Jewish, and what did his other relatives tell him?

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Crypto-Jews in Latin America, with Genie Milgrom

13 Kislev 5779 (20/11/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Jews were there in Spain and Portugal at the time of the Inquisition, and what happened to them?

(NOTE: This is the second program … Leer más

KULANU (All of Us), with Bonita Sussman

6 Kislev 5779 (13/11/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where is the oldest functioning Jewish community in the Western Hemisphere?

“Kulanu” means “all of us” in Hebrew. The organization was founded in 1994 to support … Leer más

Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II, with Anna Shternshis

28 Heshvan 5779 (06/11/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What criteria were used to choose which songs to include on this album?

Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II is a recording of … Leer más

A Jewish Story for Halloween

21 Heshvan 5779 (30/10/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How do you get rid of a dybbuk?

Halloween, of course, is not a Jewish holiday. It traces its origins to the pre-Christian Celtic New Year, … Leer más

Olam Haba: The World to Come, with Conceptual Artist Daniel Solomons

15 Heshvan 5779 (23/10/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What happened when Orthodox Rabbi Mark Solomon told the Chief Rabbi that he was gay?

Daniel Solomons was born in Madrid in 1977 and grew up … Leer más

The ABCs of Prevention and Fitness, with Vicki Gold

8 Heshvan 5779 (16/10/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is residual air and where is it found?

Vicki Gold is a highly experienced physical therapist, presenter and educator. She is a graduate of Hunter … Leer más

Three Jewish Schools of Thought: Frankism, Hasidism and Haskalah, with Amelia Serraller

1 Heshvan 5779 (09/10/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – What percentage of the Polish population was Jewish before World War II, and what percentage of the Jewish population was Hasidic?

Amelia Serraller studied Slavic Philology at the Complutense University … Leer más

Jewish History in Poland, with Amelia Serraller

24 Tishri 5779 (02/10/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what year were Jews first given political rights by the Polish king?

Amelia Serraller studied Slavic Philology at the Complutense University in Madrid, where she … Leer más

Sukkot–Some Background and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

17 Tishri 5779 (25/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sukkot (Sukkos for Ashkenazi Jews) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei, between late September and late October. It is one of the three … Leer más

The Day before Yom Kippur, by Sholem Aleichem

9 Tishri 5779 (17/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. According to Jewish tradition, God inscribes each … Leer más

A Rosh Hashonah Memoir, by Bella Chagall

3 Tishri 5779 (11/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ –This week’s trivia question: What does the “tashlich” ritual consist of, and what does it symbolize? 

This week we celebrate Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, so to celebrate, we’ve decided … Leer más

A Rosh Hashanah Story: “The Poor Community”, by Abraham Reisen

25 Elul 5778 (04/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week is Rosh Hashanah, so we are bringing you a special holiday story by one of the most prolific and well-loved Yiddish writers. Unfortunately, not many of Abraham Reisen’s writings have been … Leer más

Margalit Matitiahu: Sefarad Ways and Life–Leon Reencounter

18 Elul 5778 (28/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where is Agadán and what is its legend?

Margalit Matitiahu is an Israeli poet who writes in Judeo-Spanish and Hebrew. Since 1986 she has served as secretary-general of … Leer más

Spain’s Ancient Jewish Cemeteries, with Dominique Tomasov

11 Elul 5778 (21/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Jewish cemeteries were there in Spain at the time of the Expulsion in 1492? And how many communities did they serve?

Dominique Tomasov … Leer más

Searching for Sephardic Roots, with Abraham García

3 Elul 5778 (13/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the main motivation that people have to research their possible Sephardic heritage?

A number of years ago we spoke with Abraham García who, using … Leer más

Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian Writer, with Alfredo Alonso Estenoz

26 Av 5778 (07/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How did the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges refer to Israel in one of his poems?

Jorge Luis Borges, was an Argentinian poet, essayist, and short-story … Leer más

Jewish Zamora, with Jesús Jambrina (3/3): VI International Congress—Jews in the Kingdom of León

19 Av 5778 (31/07/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What special Jewish connection is there between the cities of Zamora in Spain and Bragança in Portugal?

(This is the last in a series of three … Leer más