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‎27 Tammuz 5777 | ‎21/07/2017

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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

Ulpan Israeli, with Frida Fisher

11 Tammuz 5777 (04/07/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What volunteer community activities do Ulpan Israeli’s students participate in?

Ulpan Israeli is a private Hebrew school located in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv. We spoke with its Director, Frida … Leer más

Jesús Casquete: Nazis at Street Level (the SA in the Weimar Republic)

4 Tammuz 5777 (27/06/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What two key issues were present in Nazi ideology from the very beginning?

Jesús Casquete is a professor of the History of Social and Political Movements … Leer más

Scots Jews: Their Past and Present, with Michael Mail

27 Sivan 5777 (20/06/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When and where was the first synagogue in Scotland founded?

Michael Mail is the Founder of the Foundation for Jewish Heritage. He has had a 30-year … Leer más

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, with Rhoda Miller

20 Sivan 5777 (13/06/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When were the first organized Jewish communities developed on Long Island, and what problems did their members have at the beginning?

The Jewish Genealogy Society of … Leer más

La Ghriba (Tunisia): History, Legend and Customs, with Dr. Ruth F. Davis

12 Sivan 5777 (06/06/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the difference between Hara Kebira and Hara Sgira, Djerba’s two Jewish quarters?

Last week we talked about the annual pilgrimage to La Ghriba synagogue, … Leer más

La Ghriba (Tunisia): Jewish Pilgrimage and Interview with the Community’s President

5 Sivan 5777 (30/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many synagogues are there on the Tunisian island of Djerba?

The first Jews are said to have arrived on the Island of Djerba after the … Leer más

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