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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

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