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‎23 Kislev 5778 | ‎11/12/2017

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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

Marc Shanker: Illustrating Ladino Proverbs

6 Tevet 5777 (03/01/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Marc Shanker grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in a Sephardic Jewish family, and studied Sociology at Brooklyn College. He trained as an Orientation and Mobility Instructor for the Blind but spent … Leer más

Alejandro Rubinstein: What’s in a (Jewish) Name?

28 Kislev 5777 (27/12/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What Jewish surnames refer to precious gems, and how were they acquired?

For two decades Alejandro Rubinstein has studied the origins, meaning and evolution of given … Leer más

It’s CHANUKAH, NOT “Chrismukkah”

21 Kislev 5777 (20/12/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – COME CELEBRATE CHANUKAH WITH US A number of Jewish communities in Spain traditionally hold public celebrations of Chanukah, to which everyone is invited. If you would like to learn more about this holiday, … Leer más

Saint Teresa of Avila, the Woman, with Helena Cosano

14 Kislev 5777 (13/12/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did Teresa of Avila have problems with the Inquisition? And what protected her from being persecuted by it?

Helena Cosano was born in India, where … Leer más

Tamar Sternthal, of CAMERA in Israel, with Pascal Roy

6 Kislev 5777 (05/12/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER – Tamar Sternthal is the director in Israel of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). She gives us an insight on the work she and her team perform in order to … Leer más

YIVO: Its History and New Online Classes, with Jonathan Brent, CEO

29 Heshvan 5777 (29/11/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many people around the world took Discovering Ashkenaz, YIVO’s first online course, and where were they from?

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, based in … Leer más

Flying Couch: Amy Kurzweil’s Graphic Memoir

22 Heshvan 5777 (22/11/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did Amy Kurzweil name her graphic memoir  Flying Couch?

Amy Kurzweil is a cartoonist and writer. Originally from the Boston area, she now lives in … Leer más

The Battle of Cable Street, with Derek Gadd

15 Heshvan 5777 (15/11/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What opposing views did different Jewish groups have with regard to permitting a fascist march through the East End of London in 1936?

On Sunday, October … Leer más

Bet-El: Madrid’s Conservative Community, with Mario Stofenmacher

8 Heshvan 5777 (08/11/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What does Bet-El’s new program LAMED consist of, and who is teaching it?

Mario Stofenmacher is one of the founders of Bet-El, Madrid’s Conservative (or Masorti) Jewish … Leer más

The Gefilteria: Reimagining Old World Jewish Foods

29 Tishri 5777 (31/10/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is kvass?

Five years ago Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern were friends in their 20s who missed the delicious Ashkenazi cooking that they had grown … Leer más

Juan Carlos Fauvety, Film Historian: The Holocaust in Cinema

24 Tishri 5777 (25/10/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what year did film director Stanley Kramer die? And what is the name of the documentary that Juan Carlos Fauvety made about him?

Juan … Leer más

Sukkot: Some Traditions and a Story

16 Tishri 5777 (18/10/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the historical relationship between Passover, Shevout and Sukkot?

Sukkot is an 8-day holiday which begins five days after Yom Kippur, on the 15th of … Leer más