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Linda Jiménez

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

Bebidas refrescantes sefardíes de Rodas

25 Tammuz 5777 (19/07/2017) |

RECETAS CON HISTORIA, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Perfectas para este verano abrasador nos llegan las dos recetas que nos trae Linda Jiménez. Las ha extraído del libro Stella’s Sephardic Table . Además de recetas, el libro nos ofrece anécdotas … 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

Lag Baomer en La Ghriba, con Linda Jiménez

2 Sivan 5777 (26/05/2017) |

DE ACTUALIDAD – La Ghriba es la más famosa y venerada de las sinagogas de la isla de Djerba, en Túnez. La multitudinaria peregrinación de la que es objeto cada Lag Baomer da cuenta de la especial consideración … 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

The Leo Baeck Institute, and the 1939 German Minority Census

21 Iyyar 5777 (16/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What information was included in the Minority Census conducted in Germany in 1939?

The Leo Baeck Institute, located at the Center for Jewish History in New … Leer más

Yael Katz: The Israeli Cultural Connection

14 Iyyar 5777 (09/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the ultimate goal of the Israeli Cultural Connection?

The Israeli Cultural Connection is based at the Mid-Island Y JCC, located in Plainview, New York. … Leer más

A Story for Mother’s Day, by Bessie Hallowitz

7 Iyyar 5777 (02/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day in May, so this week we decided to read you a Mother’s Day story. But first a little history.

Many people think that Mother’s DayLeer más

Mace Bugan: The Little Gate Crasher

30 Nisan 5777 (25/04/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How did Mace Bugan use his size to his advantage?

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer is a freelance writer and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We recently spoke with … Leer más

Pernambuco: The First Jewish Community in the New World

22 Nisan 5777 (18/04/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who was Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, and what did he do?

When Pernambuco, in the northeast of Brazil, was occupied in 1630, the Dutch government passed … Leer más