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Safed: From the Musta’arabim to Modern Times, with Ami Barr

14 Adar I 5779 (19/02/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is a “batea” and what is it used for?

Safed is the oldest and largest town in Israel’s Upper Galilee. The Jerusalem Talmud mentions it … Leer más

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019: Concert of Three Cultures

8 Adar I 5779 (12/02/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what iconic venue in Madrid will the next Concert of Three Cultures be held on March 21?

The first week in February was declared World … Leer más

FRA Survey of Antisemitism in Europe: The Results

1 Adar I 5779 (05/02/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How is Jewish people’s perception of antisemitism different in Eastern and Western European countries?

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) is a London-based research institute … Leer más

George Sherman: “We discovered Mauthausen”

24 Shevat 5779 (29/01/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When the 11th Armored Division of the American Army discovered the Mauthausen concentration camp in May, 1945, how many Spanish prisoners did they find there?

George … Leer más

Solomon Perel: “I Was Hitler Youth Solomon” (Europa Europa)

17 Shevat 5779 (22/01/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What were the last words of advice that Sally Perel’s parents gave him, and did he follow that advice?

When the Nazis came to power, systematic … Leer más

A New Jewish Cemetery in Madrid, with Pamela Rolfe

10 Shevat 5779 (15/01/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How long did it take to build the new Jewish cemetery once the land was obtained?

Bet-El is Madrid’s Conservative, or Masorti Jewish community. Since its … Leer más

Edith Scott Saavedra: The Lamps of Albarracín

2 Shevat 5779 (08/01/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did many Jews in the Aragon region of Spain convert to Christianity voluntarily, even before the Inquisition was a threat?

Edith Scott Saavedra earned a … Leer más

Genie Milgrom: Pyre to Fire

25 Tevet 5779 (01/01/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are some symbols that conversos etched on their houses as a way of communicating with other Crypto-Jews?

Genie Milgrom was born in Havana, Cuba, into … Leer más

J€W$ GOT MON€Y: A Documentary (Jewish Poverty in New York)

18 Tevet 5779 (25/12/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did the filmmakers choose New York to make a documentary about Jewish poverty?

Did you know that one in five Jewish people in New York … Leer más

Daniella Levy—Letters to Josep: Judaism, as told to a Christian friend

10 Tevet 5779 (18/12/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is “Breaking Stereotypes and Bridging Differences”?

Daniella Levy is a writer and Hebrew-English translator. She was born in New York and immigrated to Israel with … Leer más

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