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Jews in South Africa, with Gavin Morris

3 Heshvan 5781 (20/10/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  About how many Jews are there in South Africa, and where do most of them live?

Gavin Morris was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, which at the time … Leer más

Jewish Resilience through Chocolate, with Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

26 Tishri 5781 (13/10/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  In the 16th and 17th centuries on what ritual occasions did Jews in Mexico drink chocolate?

Rabbi Deborah Prinz is Rabbi Emerita of Temple Adat Shalom in San … Leer más

Simchat Torah: Some Customs and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

18 Tishri 5781 (06/10/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing in the Torah.” This holiday, which takes place right after Sukkot, marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. Each week in synagogue we publicly … Leer más

Sukkot: Some Traditions and a Story

12 Tishri 5781 (29/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the historical relationship between Passover, Shevout and Sukkot?

Sukkot is an 8-day holiday which begins five days after Yom Kippur, on the 15th of … Leer más

Kaporos—A Story for Yom Kippur by Sholem Aleichem

5 Tishri 5781 (22/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – The word “Kaporos” is a Hebrew word which refers to an old religious custom among the Jews, the ritual of the scapegoat. The ritual of Kaporos is performed in the home before … Leer más

A Rosh Hashanah Story: “The Poor Community”, by Abraham Reisen

27 Elul 5780 (15/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week is Rosh Hashanah, so we are bringing you a special holiday story by one of the most prolific and well-loved Yiddish writers. Unfortunately, not many of Abraham Reisen’s writings have been … Leer más

Recipes of the Crypto-Jews, with Genie Milgrom

20 Elul 5780 (08/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What are some originally Jewish practices related to food preparation that were passed on in Crypto-Jewish families as “family traditions”?

Genie Milgrom was born in Havana, Cuba, into … Leer más

Limud in Mallorca: Bringing Jews Together

13 Elul 5780 (01/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Where does kosher food in Mallorca come from?

The word “Limmud” comes from the Hebrew word meaning “to learn”.  The Limmud organization was born in 1980 in the … Leer más

Mallorca’s Thriving Jewish Community, with Dani Rotstein

6 Elul 5780 (25/08/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many surnames identify people as being Chuetas, descendents of the original Jewish inhabitants of Mallorca?

Dani Rotstein was born in the United States and in 2014 relocated … Leer más

Stand Up for Justice with the Workers Circle

28 Av 5780 (18/08/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How are college students recruited for the Workers Circle’s Peer Educator program?

The Workers Circle is a social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through … Leer más

Rabbi Haim Ovadia II: Empowering Sephardic Women

22 Av 5780 (11/08/2020) |

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

Rabbi Haim Ovadia is an educator who believes in empowerment and unconditional love. After thirty years as a pulpit rabbi in Israel, South America, … Leer más

Rabbi Haim Ovadia I: Celebrating Sephardic Heritage

15 Av 5780 (04/08/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Why were Sephardic Jews originally better able to co-exist with surrounding non-Jewish communities than Ashkenazi Jews were?

Rabbi Haim Ovadia was born and raised in Jerusalem. He was … Leer más

OUDC: Building an Intercultural Community, with Yolanda Savage-Narva

8 Av 5780 (28/07/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How are students chosen to participate in OUDC’s Justice Fellowship program?

Operation Understanding DC (OUDC) is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC.   Their mission is to … Leer más

Ketubbot Registers of Livorno: A Key to Jewish History, with Alain Nedjar

1 Av 5780 (21/07/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How did the dowries of Ashkenazi Jews compare with those of Jews coming from Spain, as reflected in the Livorno Ketubbot?

Alain Nedjar, Gilles Boulu, Liliane Nedjar and … Leer más

Arevot and Sephardic-Mizrahi Feminism, with Dr. Angy Cohen

23 Tammuz 5780 (14/07/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is “traditionist feminism” as defined by the Beit Midrash Arevot?

Dr. Angy Cohen was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and moved to Israel in 2014. She has … Leer más

Hasidism: Its History, Beliefs and Practices, with Dr. Levi Cooper

15 Tammuz 5780 (07/07/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How did urbanization and moving to Israel and America affect the Hasidic movement?

Dr. Levi Cooper is a teacher, author, and community leader who is originally from Australia and … Leer más

Musealia’s Auschwitz Exhibition Receives Prestigious European Awards

8 Tammuz 5780 (30/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How is the version of the exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York different from the original one?

Musealia is a Spanish company that creates, … Leer más

Moroccan Jews: Memory and Identity, with Dr. Angy Cohen

2 Tammuz 5780 (23/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did Sephardic women in Argentina start going to Conservative Ashkenazi synagogues?

Dr. Angy Cohen was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and moved to Israel in 2014. She … Leer más

Artists in the Nazi Camps, with Javier Molins

25 Sivan 5780 (16/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What materials did the artists in the Nazi camps use, and where did they get them?

Javier Molins holds a doctorate in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University … Leer más

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, with Dr. Levi Cooper

18 Sivan 5780 (09/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: To which countries outside of Israel has Pardes taken student groups?

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is an open, inclusive, diverse and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community … Leer más