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Sephardic Jews in the US, with Devin Naar.  Part II:  Life, Culture, Language

30 Sivan 5782 (28/06/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  When protesting in New York against the Nazis in 1933, who did the Sephardic Jews compare Hitler to?

Dr. Devin E. Naar is the chair of the … Leer más

Sephardic Jews in the US, with Devin Naar.  Part I:  Some History

23 Sivan 5782 (21/06/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What were the causes of Jewish emigration from the former Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20th century?

Dr. Devin E. Naar is the Marsha and … Leer más

The Sousa Mendes Foundation:  An Update

8 Sivan 5782 (07/06/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many different countries did recipients of Sousa Mendes visas come from?

Aristides de Sousa Mendes was the Portuguese consul-general in the French city of Bordeaux during … Leer más

Claudia Tijman: Judaica Jewelry in Spain

24 Iyyar 5782 (24/05/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is Claudia Tijman’s most popular design?

This week we’re speaking with Claudia Tijman.  She is a multifaceted artist and artisan who in the last two decades … Leer más

Don’t Cry, You’re a Jew:  An Anthology

17 Iyyar 5782 (17/05/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Who is the target readership of this anthology?

Rosally Saltsman is an Israeli author and journalist who writes personal essays, short stories, articles and educational books on Jewish … Leer más

From Russia to Israel–Escaping the War…and BREAKING NEWS

10 Iyyar 5782 (10/05/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Before beginning our program, we want to bring you some BREAKING NEWS!!!  On May 4 the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain signed an agreement with the Complutense University of … Leer más

Golda Meir: Israel’s “Iron Lady”, with Ignacio Uría

3 Iyyar 5782 (03/05/2022) |

«It is not only a matter, I believe, of religious observance and practice. To me, being Jewish means and has always meant being proud to be part of a people that has maintained its distinct identity for more than 2,000 … Leer más

Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies, with Eliana Rapp Badihi

26 Nisan 5782 (26/04/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is special about the series of Testimonial Films that Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies has made with survivors to use in its educational programs?

Prophet in Our Midst: A Story for Passover

18 Nisan 5782 (19/04/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This Passover story is by Abraham Moses Klein, who was one of Canada’s most celebrated Jewish writers. Klein was born in  Ukraine in 1909, and his family moved to Montreal three or … Leer más

A (Traditional???) Passover Treat

12 Nisan 5782 (12/04/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Since it’s Passover season, and a time for traditional questions and answers, I thought I’d make this week’s trivia question related to tradition, yet more enigmatic … Leer más

1948–The Exhibition: The Founding of the State of Israel

5 Nisan 5782 (05/04/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Why does the exhibition emphasize the time period beginning with World War I?

1948 – The Exhibition is a project by the German NGO DEIN–“Democracy and Information”. … Leer más

The House is in the Book: A Collaborative Work of Art

20 Adar II 5782 (22/03/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is a “book artist”?

The House is in the Book is a collaborative work created by three artists who found ways to work during the … Leer más

A Purim Story by Sholem Aleichem

13 Adar II 5782 (15/03/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we celebrate Purim, so, in keeping with English Corner tradition, I’m going to read you a story. This one is called «The Goldspinners«, and is one of the lesser-known stories … Leer más

International Women’s Day:  Courage, Freedom and Solidarity

6 Adar II 5782 (08/03/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What did Emma Goldman mean when she spoke of  “the tragedy of women’s emancipation”?

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this week … Leer más

Jewish Partisans (III):  The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation

29 Adar I 5782 (01/03/2022) |

 

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  In what country outside the United States has JPEF done teacher training?

There is a common myth that during the Holocaust Jews passively went to the slaughter … Leer más

Jewish Partisans (II):  Sephardic and Women Partisans

22 Adar I 5782 (22/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What percentage of Jewish partisans were women and how were they treated?

(This is the second in a three-part series about the Jewish partisans … Leer más

Jewish Partisans (I):  The Bielski Group

15 Adar I 5782 (15/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Why did the Bielski partisan group take in everybody, including elderly people and children?

There is a common myth that during the Holocaust Jews passively went to … Leer más

Zahara and the Lost Books of Light, with Joyce Yarrow

8 Adar I 5782 (08/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the meaning of the word “zahara”?

Joyce Yarrow was born in the Bronx and now lives in Seattle.  She has worked as a screenwriter, singer-songwriter, … Leer más

70 Faces Media: Connecting people to all sides of the unfolding Jewish story

1 Adar I 5782 (01/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the HUB?

70 Faces Media is the largest and most diverse Jewish media organization in North America. It is a not-for-profit digital media company … Leer más

Aristides de Sousa Mendes: Portuguese Righteous Among the Nations

24 Shevat 5782 (25/01/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who is helping to fund the restoration of Sousa Mendes’s house in Portugal, and what will the house be used for?

On January 27, Europe commemorates … Leer más