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‎17 Tishri 5779 | ‎26/09/2018

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Linda Jiménez

Sukkot–Some Background and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

17 Tishri 5779 (25/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sukkot (Sukkos for Ashkenazi Jews) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei, between late September and late October. It is one of the three … Leer más

The Day before Yom Kippur, by Sholem Aleichem

9 Tishri 5779 (17/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. According to Jewish tradition, God inscribes each … Leer más

A Rosh Hashonah Memoir, by Bella Chagall

3 Tishri 5779 (11/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ –This week’s trivia question: What does the “tashlich” ritual consist of, and what does it symbolize? 

This week we celebrate Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, so to celebrate, we’ve decided … Leer más

A Rosh Hashanah Story: “The Poor Community”, by Abraham Reisen

25 Elul 5778 (04/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week is Rosh Hashanah, so we are bringing you a special holiday story by one of the most prolific and well-loved Yiddish writers. Unfortunately, not many of Abraham Reisen’s writings have been … Leer más

Margalit Matitiahu: Sefarad Ways and Life–Leon Reencounter

18 Elul 5778 (28/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where is Agadán and what is its legend?

Margalit Matitiahu is an Israeli poet who writes in Judeo-Spanish and Hebrew. Since 1986 she has served as secretary-general of … Leer más

Spain’s Ancient Jewish Cemeteries, with Dominique Tomasov

11 Elul 5778 (21/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Jewish cemeteries were there in Spain at the time of the Expulsion in 1492? And how many communities did they serve?

Dominique Tomasov … Leer más

Searching for Sephardic Roots, with Abraham García

3 Elul 5778 (13/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the main motivation that people have to research their possible Sephardic heritage?

A number of years ago we spoke with Abraham García who, using … Leer más

Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian Writer, with Alfredo Alonso Estenoz

26 Av 5778 (07/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How did the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges refer to Israel in one of his poems?

Jorge Luis Borges, was an Argentinian poet, essayist, and short-story … Leer más

Jewish Zamora, with Jesús Jambrina (3/3): VI International Congress—Jews in the Kingdom of León

19 Av 5778 (31/07/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What special Jewish connection is there between the cities of Zamora in Spain and Bragança in Portugal?

(This is the last in a series of three … Leer más

Jewish Zamora, with Jesús Jambrina (2/3): History and Centro Isaac Campantón

13 Av 5778 (24/07/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the legend of the automaton of Tábara, a town in the Spanish province of Zamora?

(This is part 2 of a series of three … Leer más

Jewish Zamora, with Jesús Jambrina (1/3): A Chronology and a Sage

6 Av 5778 (17/07/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the name of the book that was written by Rabbi Isaac Campanton in the 15th century, and is still used for the study of the Torah today?

(This … Leer más

Sara Aharoni, Israeli Educator and Writer

28 Tammuz 5778 (10/07/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What educational program did Sara Aharoni develop for adults in Peru, and who participated in it?

Sara Aharoni was born in Israel in 1953. She worked … Leer más

Jewish Barcelona, with Dominique Tomasov–Part II: The Community Today

21 Tammuz 5778 (03/07/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what way was Iberica Films, founded by German Jewish refugee David Oliver in 1933, innovative?

This is the second of the two-part series that we … Leer más

Jewish Barcelona, with Dominique Tomasov–Part I: The History

14 Tammuz 5778 (26/06/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What book was found hidden in the wall of a building in Barcelona in 1846? And what does it tell us about the person who hid it there?

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David Hirshberg: My Mother’s Son

6 Tammuz 5778 (19/06/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What did people in the United States realize about sports for the first time in 1952?

David Hirshberg is the pseudonym for an entrepreneur who prefers … Leer más

Rabbi Sonsino: The Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Concept of God in Judaism

30 Sivan 5778 (12/06/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What did the sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls reveal about the people who wrote them?

Rabbi Rifat Sonsino is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, … Leer más

Martina Lemoine: Dr. Angel Pulido and the Sephardic Cause

23 Sivan 5778 (05/06/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was “the Sephardic cause” that Dr. Pulido championed?

Angel Pulido was a Spanish doctor and politician at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th … Leer más

Daniela Flesler: The “Rediscovery” of Spain’s Jewish Heritage

16 Sivan 5778 (29/05/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was discovered in Lucena, Spain, in 2006, and how has it affected the town’s relationship to its Jewish history?

Daniela Flesler is Associate Professor in … Leer más

Rachel Sherman, Sociologist: Being Affluent in New York

9 Sivan 5778 (22/05/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About what percentage of New Yorkers earn more than $250,000 a year?

Rachel Sherman is an associate professor of sociology at the New School for Social … Leer más

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research and FRA Antisemitism Survey

3 Sivan 5778 (16/05/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What differences are there between the FRA antisemitism survey that was conducted in 2012 and the one that is in progress now?

The Institute for Jewish … Leer más