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Emmanuel Levinas and the Essence of Judaism, with Prof. Adriana Menassé

6 Nisan 5780 (31/03/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the meaning of “the face” in Levinas’ philosophy?

Emmanuel Levinas was a Jewish philosopher who was born in Lithuania in 1906.  He was fundamental in disseminating … Leer más

Coronavirus in Spain: Lockdown and Solidarity, with Sara Casado

29 Adar 5780 (24/03/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What kinds of services is the Cuidados Madrid Centro help group offering?

Spain has an alarming amount of coronavirus cases, which have been amply covered by … Leer más

New Guides to the Spanish Network of Jewish Quarters, with Alejandra Abulafia

22 Adar 5780 (17/03/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many cities are there in the official Spanish Network of Jewish Quarters, and how many of them are new?

Alejandra Abulafia was born into a Sephardic family … Leer más

Abulafia World Meeting

15 Adar 5780 (10/03/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Why did Alejandra Abulafia choose Jaén as the site for the Abulafia World Meeting?

Alejandra Abulafia was born into a Sephardic family in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she studied … Leer más

“The Little Boy Who Loved Hamantaschen”–A Purim Story by Mark Binder

8 Adar 5780 (03/03/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why are we supposed to make a lot of noise when we hear the name of Haman?

This week we are celebrating Purim, so we thought you’d like … Leer más

Contemporary Anti-Semitism in Western Europe, with Santiago López

1 Adar 5780 (25/02/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  About what percentage of all hate crimes committed in France are against Jews?

Santiago López Rodríguez received a degree in Spanish History and Historical Heritage from the University … Leer más

Madrid Municipality Grants Use of Building for New Jewish Museum

23 Shevat 5780 (18/02/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – At the beginning of February the Mayor of Madrid announced that the municipality has signed an agreement with the Hispanic Jewish Foundation to grant it the use of a building in the city … Leer más

The V Humus Film Fest, with Sara “Neighborhood Planter” Casado

17 Shevat 5780 (11/02/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is “running and huerting”?

La Casa Encendida is a social and cultural center located in the Lavapiés area of Madrid. It is a dynamic space open to … Leer más

Tu B’Shevat: Not just the “Birthday of the Trees”

10 Shevat 5780 (04/02/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are the seven species listed in the Book of Deuteronomy that Jews traditionally eat on the holiday of Tu B’Shevat?

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of the … Leer más

Yad Vashem Spain: Testimony, Memory, Education, with Samuel Bengio

3 Shevat 5780 (28/01/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  About how many Spanish educators have taken the course in how to teach the Holocaust which is given at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem?

On January 27, Europe commemorates … Leer más

Photographer: Documenting the Lodz Ghetto, with Dariusz Jablonski

25 Tevet 5780 (21/01/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Who was Chaim Rumkowski?

In 1987, several hundred color slides documenting scenes from the Lodz Ghetto during World War II were discovered in a second-hand bookstore in Vienna, Austria. These slides were the work … Leer más

Jews in the Arab World, with Lyn Julius

18 Tevet 5780 (14/01/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What percentage of the population of Baghdad was Jewish before 1940?

Lyn Julius is the British-born daughter of Iraqi-Jewish refugees. She graduated in International Relations from the University … Leer más

Counting Europe’s Jews, with Dr. Daniel Staetsky

10 Tevet 5780 (07/01/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  King David conducted one of the first censuses in history.  Why did he do it?

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) is a London-based research institute and think tank. It … Leer más

Genocides in History, with Prof. Hernando Valencia Villa

3 Tevet 5780 (31/12/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are the four kinds of groups included in the 1948 Genocide Convention’s definition of genocide?

Dr. Hernando Valencia Villa has a PhD in Law from Yale University. … Leer más

Two Stories for Chanukah, by Sam Liptzin and Chaver Paver

27 Kislev 5780 (24/12/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – HAPPY CHANUKAH FROM ENGLISH CORNER TO ALL OUR LISTENERS !!!

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Angels Stole the Latkes, by Sam Liptzin

Sam Liptzin was born in a small village called Lipsk, in Poland, in 1893. By … Leer más

Shield of Honor: Teaching Values through Football. Young Israelis Visit Seville

20 Kislev 5780 (17/12/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did the Israeli Hope Shield of Honor program choose 14 to16-year-olds to participate in the visit to Seville?

Israeli Hope is the President of Israel’s flagship program … Leer más

René Mayer (II): Chess and Humor

13 Kislev 5780 (10/12/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the motto of the World Chess Federation?

René Mayer was born in France in 1947.  He is best known for his lifelong dedication to chess–he has … Leer más

René Mayer (I): A Post-War European Jew

6 Kislev 5780 (03/12/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Where did the Jewish community in Madrid hold services before the synagogue was built in 1968?

René Mayer was born in France in 1947.  He is best known … Leer más

Dr. David Silberklang: Historical Implications of the Holocaust

29 Heshvan 5780 (26/11/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What were three Jewish political movements that were active in pre-World War II Eastern Europe?

Dr. David Silberklang is Senior Historian at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at … Leer más

The Yiddish Book Center’s Jewish Book Club, with Josh Lambert

21 Heshvan 5780 (19/11/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many people participated in the Book Club this past year, and where were they from?

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts was founded in 1980 by … Leer más