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The Big Sukkah, by Abraham Reisen

17 Tishri 5780 (15/10/2019) |

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

A Yom Kippur Scandal, by Sholem Aleichem

10 Tishri 5780 (08/10/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sholem Aleichem is probably the best-known and most well-loved Yiddish writer.  He was born Sholem Rabinovich in Russia in 1859, and died in New York in 1916.  He did a lot to promote … Leer más

“The Dark Young Man” by Jacob Dinezon, with Scott Hilton Davis

3 Tishri 5780 (01/10/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is unusual about the titles of Jacob Dinezon’s first three novels?

Jacob Dinezon was born near Kovno, Lithuania, in 1851. At the age of 15, after his … Leer más

A Rosh Hashonah Story by Yente Serdatzky

25 Elul 5779 (24/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we are celebrating Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, with a Rosh Hashonah story. It’s called “Rosh Hashonah”, and was written by Yente Serdatzky. She was a Yiddish writer, who … Leer más

Khayele (Helen) Beer, Yiddishist

18 Elul 5779 (17/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is unique about Itzik Manger’s ballads?

Helen (Khayele) Beer is Lecturer in Yiddish in the department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. She was … Leer más

León Felipe: A Spanish Poet with a “Commitment to the Jewish People”, with Jesús Jambrina

11 Elul 5779 (10/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What poem did León Felipe dedicate “To all the Jews in the world, my friends, my brethren”?

León Felipe was a Spanish poet who was born in Zamora … Leer más

Upon the Wings of an Eagle: A Family Saga by Chaya Diane Hager

4 Elul 5779 (03/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the name of the German Jewish philanthropist whose organization sponsored the large-scale emigration of persecuted Jews from Russia in the 19th century, and the founding of Moisés … Leer más

The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village, with Ruth Behar

27 Av 5779 (27/08/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What are “madreñas” and how are they used?

Ruth Behar is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She was born in … Leer más

Venezuela’s Jews: Dealing with the Crisis, with Isaac Nahon-Serfaty

20 Av 5779 (20/08/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How has the recent crisis in Venezuela influenced the issue of Jewish identity there?

Isaac Nahon-Serfaty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University … Leer más

The Leonese Language: Little-known but widespread, with Alicia Valmaseda

13 Av 5779 (13/08/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Where is a variety of Leonés an officially recognized language?

León is now a region of Spain to the northwest of Madrid, but during the Middle Ages it … Leer más

Return to Sepharad in the 21st Century, with Elena Goti

5 Av 5779 (06/08/2019) |

This week’s trivia question:  How many Sephardi Jews from Luxembourg have applied for Spanish nationality?

Elena Goti is an Argentinian-born social psychologist, whose professional career has focused on groups and families from a trans-generational and trans-cultural perspective.  For … Leer más

Cuba’s Jews, with Ruth Behar

27 Tammuz 5779 (30/07/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the “Patronato”, in Havana?

Ruth Behar is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She was born in Havana, Cuba … Leer más

The Artian: Art Meets Entrepreneurship–Three Innovators

21 Tammuz 5779 (23/07/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Aside from the mission to the moon, what is SpaceIL’s main activity?

The Artian is an innovation and creativity training company that, while rooted in the art … Leer más

The Artian: Art Meets Entrepreneurship, with Nir Hindi

14 Tammuz 5779 (16/07/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What does art bring to the business world?

The Artian is an innovation and creativity training company that, while rooted in the art world, explores the influence of art … Leer más

Yiddish Summer Weimar, with Ben Niran

7 Tammuz 5779 (09/07/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  About how many people participate in the workshops and how many attend the concerts during the Yiddish Summer Weimar festivals?

Yiddish Summer Weimar began as a weekend workshop … Leer más

Alon Sariel: A Musical Tribute to Rembrandt

30 Sivan 5779 (02/07/2019) |

This week’s trivia question: What did the lute symbolize in Dutch Golden Age paintings? Alon Sariel is a musician who was born and raised in the city of Beersheba, in southern Israel. As a mandolinist and lutenist, as well … Leer más

“Julius Madritsch, Righteous Among the Nations”, with Piotr Szalsza

23 Sivan 5779 (25/06/2019) |

This week’s trivia question:  How many Jews signed a letter to Yad Vashem stating that Julius Madritsch had saved their lives?

Vienna-born Julius Madritsch was an expert in textiles. During the occupation of Poland, he served as a … Leer más

Richard Zimler: The Gospel According to Lazarus

15 Sivan 5779 (18/06/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who were the three peoples living in Judea at the time of Jesus, and was the position of women in each of them?

Richard Zimler is … Leer más

El director israelí Asher Fisch dirige la ópera “Capriccio” en el Teatro Real de Madrid (entrevista en inglés)

10 Sivan 5779 (12/06/2019) |

EL MICRÓFONO DE ALICIA PERRIS – Born in Israel, Fisch began his conducting career as Daniel Barenboim’s assistant and kappellmeister at the Berlin Staatsoper. He has built his versatile repertoire at the major opera houses such as the … Leer más

An Introduction to Kabbalah, with Sarah Sonneborn

9 Sivan 5779 (11/06/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are the ten spheres of Kabbalah?

Sarah Sonneborn is an Israeli historian. She has a master’s degree in the History of Spain and Sephardi Judaism … Leer más