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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

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

2 Sivan 5779 (04/06/2019) |

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

The Female Voice in the Sephardi Ballad, with Zeljko Jovanovic

24 Iyyar 5779 (28/05/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the difference between the themes of the ballads sung by men and women?

A romancero is a collection of Spanish romances, a type of … Leer más

Luisa Juárez: Jewish Writers and Holocaust Studies from a Multicultural Point of View

17 Iyyar 5779 (21/05/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why is the University of Alcalá de Henares an especially interesting place for foreign students who want to spend a year or semester studying abroad?

Luisa … Leer más

Neshama Carlebach: Songwriter, Singer and Human Rights Advocate

10 Iyyar 5779 (14/05/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What problem did Neshama Carlebach face with the Orthodox Jewish community after her father died?

Neshama Carlebach is the daughter of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, … Leer más

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

2 Iyyar 5779 (07/05/2019) |

“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

The American Press and the Holocaust: Witness or Accomplice? with Alicia Ors

25 Nisan 5779 (30/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many articles did the New York Times publish about the Holocaust between 1936 and 1945 and how many did the Jewish Telegraphic Agency publish during the same … Leer más

A Passover Story and an Unusual Recipe

19 Nisan 5779 (23/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What does the Yiddish word “greevn” mean?

This week we are celebrating Passover, so I thought I’d give you a present. The story I’m going to … Leer más

Life Histories: Sephardi Jews in London and Holocaust Survivors in Israel, with Sharon Rapaport

12 Nisan 5779 (16/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When oral histories of Sephardi Jews in London were recorded, what differences were there in the ways men and women approached being interviewed?

Sharon Rapaport is … Leer más