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‎10 Sivan 5780 | ‎02/06/2020

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Shavuot–Its Origins, Significance, Customs…and a Story

4 Sivan 5780 (26/05/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why are dairy foods traditionally eaten on Shavuot?

Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the … Leer más

Jerusalem’s Sephardic Community, with Abraham Haim

25 Iyyar 5780 (19/05/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what year did the great rabbi and philosopher Nachmanides, from Girona, Spain, arrive in Jerusalem and establish a synagogue, which revitalized the existing Jewish community there, and can … Leer más

How Jews in Cuba are Coping: An Update, with Linda Hirsch

19 Iyyar 5780 (12/05/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Through which country do many Cuban Jews have to go now if they want to make aliyah to Israel?

Linda Hirsch is a photographer and … Leer más

A Story for Mother’s Day, by Bessie Hallowitz

12 Iyyar 5780 (05/05/2020) |

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 Day is a … Leer más

Antithesis: The Zionist Rapper

5 Iyyar 5780 (28/04/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the name of the award-winning Jewish-themed radio program that Samuel Green created when he was at Cambridge University?

This week is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, … Leer más

A Tribute to Solly Levy

28 Nisan 5780 (21/04/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Solly Levy has left us, after suffering from a long illness. Solly was a teacher, writer, actor, singer and one of the last speakers of Haketia, Moroccan Judeo-Spanish.  Born in Tangiers in 1939, … Leer más

I Want to Shout “I am a Frecha”, with Nomi Drachinsky

21 Nisan 5780 (14/04/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ . This week’s trivia question:  Who wrote the Israeli song “Frecha”?

The word “frecha” was originally a Moroccan Jewish female name which in the 1970s came to be used in Israel as a … Leer más

A Passover Story by Sholem Aleichem

13 Nisan 5780 (07/04/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sholem Aleichem (born Shalom Rabinowitz) is considered one of the fathers of modern Yiddish literature (along with Mendele Mocher Sforim and I.L. Peretz. He was born in Pereyaslav, the Ukraine, and moved … Leer más

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

“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