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Linda Jiménez

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

De la Biblia: el trigo

29 Heshvan 5777 (30/11/2016) |

RECETAS CON HISTORIA, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – El segundo programa de la serie sobre las siete especies está dedicado al trigo, una alimento tan ancestral como fundamental. En tiempos bíblicos, una cosecha abundante de trigo simbolizaba el bienestar … 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

De la Biblia: tortas de aceite

16 Heshvan 5777 (16/11/2016) |

RECETAS CON HISTORIA, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – La Torá -nos recuerda nuestra anfitriona en esta cocina tan especial- no ofrece recetas, pero sí habla de alimentos. Acerca de estas comidas bíblicas vamos a hablar en una serie de … 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

Berenjenas, what else?

9 Heshvan 5777 (09/11/2016) |

RECETAS CON HISTORIA – ¿Sabían que un nombre antiguo inglés para la berenjena fue “Jew’s Apple”, o sea, manzana judía? Y es que la vinculación de las berenjenas con el pueblo judío y sus recetas es ancestral.

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

¿”Huevos judíos”? ¿Húngaros?

25 Tishri 5777 (26/10/2016) |

RECETAS CON HISTORIA, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – A comienzos de 5777 empezamos este programa de cocina en el que Linda Jiménez Glassman, la responsable de nuestro Englih Corner, nos enseña a preparar sus recetas favoritas siempre con una … Leer más