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‎10 Sivan 5780 | ‎02/06/2020

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David Hatchwell—President of the Jewish Community of Madrid

13 Av 5775 (28/07/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What did the Jewish Community of Madrid do recently to show solidarity with the Christian communities in the Middle East and Africa?

David Hatchwell is President … Leer más

Rebecca Strong: Who is Mr. Plutin?

6 Av 5775 (21/07/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was the “fifth line” on Soviet documents?

Rebecca Strong is a writer and painter. She was born in the Soviet Union and emigrated to the … Leer más

Dr. Jeroni Alsina–Shadows of Fire: Romance and the Greatest 20th Century Plot

28 Tammuz 5775 (14/07/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In which two countries were the greatest number of successful kidney transplants performed in the 1960s?

Dr. Jeroni Alsina is an eminent nephrologist from Barcelona. Between … Leer más

Father Gabriel Naddaf, Israeli Greek Orthodox Priest: Christians in the Middle East

20 Tammuz 5775 (07/07/2015) |

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

Father Gabriel Naddaf is an Israeli priest of the Greek Orthodox … Leer más

Dr. Asher Maoz: Religious Freedom in the Middle East

13 Tammuz 5775 (30/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are the different types of schools in Israel, and how is religion taught in them?

Dr. Asher Maoz is the Dean of the Peres Academic … Leer más

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, Holocaust Educator

7 Tammuz 5775 (23/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is unique about Holocaust education in the state of New Jersey?

For more than 35 years, the charismatic rabbi, author and teacher, … Leer más

Manuel Mira, Novelist

30 Sivan 5775 (16/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where was the Danone (or Dannon) company founded and where was the yogurt sold at first?

Manuel Mira was born in Orihuela, Spain, in 1945. He … Leer más

The Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York) and Auschwitz Jewish Center, with Shiri Sandler

23 Sivan 5775 (09/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is special about the way the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York tells the story of the Holocaust?

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York … Leer más

Dr. Marcel Israel: Religious Communities in Bulgaria and Religions for Peace

16 Sivan 5775 (02/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where in Europe is Religions for Peace based, and what does the organization do?

Dr. Marcel Israel is a Sephardic Jew who was … Leer más

Dr. Marcel Israel: Sephardic Jews in Bulgaria

9 Sivan 5775 (26/05/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many Jews in Bulgaria were saved from the Nazis, and who was instrumental in saving them?

Dr. Marcel Israel is a Sephardic … Leer más

Irving Berlin, with Film Historian Philip Harwood

1 Sivan 5775 (19/05/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was the first song that Irving Berlin wrote, and what prompted him to write it?

Philip Harwood is a film historian and … Leer más

Preserving “Yiddishkeit”–Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe: Lecturer and Author

24 Iyyar 5775 (12/05/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMENEZ – This week’s trivia question: For how many decades was The Bintel Brief published in the New YorkYiddish newspaper Der Forverts?

Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe is a retired business … Leer más

Jacobo Sefamí: Searching for Jewish Roots in Syria

10 Iyyar 5775 (28/04/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Jews were there in Syria in 2009?

Jacobo Sefamí is the grandson of Sephardic Jews who emigrated from Turkey and … Leer más

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

3 Iyyar 5775 (21/04/2015) |

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 … Leer más

Yessica San Román: Centro Sefarad-Israel and Holocaust Education in Spain

26 Nisan 5775 (14/04/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Spanish teachers participate every year in Yad Vashem’s Holocaust teacher-training program?

In Europe Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated on January 27, to coincide … Leer más

A (Traditional???) Passover Treat

11 Nisan 5775 (31/03/2015) |

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

Luis Esteban González Manrique—History of the Málagas, a Family of Conversos in Peru

5 Nisan 5775 (24/03/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what year was the Inquisition abolished in Peru?

Luis Esteban González Manrique is a journalist, author and editor of the weekly foreign … Leer más

Lorca, Luces de Sefarad: A Unique Archaeological Exhibit

27 Adar 5775 (17/03/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is unusual about the remains of the 14th century synagogue that was discovered in Lorca, Murcia?

Lorca is a small city in Murcia, in southeastern Spain. Archaeological excavations have … Leer más

Tânia Rico: The Jews of Elvas (Portugal) and their Synagogue

20 Adar 5775 (10/03/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who was Luís Gomes da Mata, and what prominent Spanish Jew was his ancestor?

Elvas is a Portuguese municipality and frontier fortress, located … Leer más

Avishai Cohen, Jazz Trumpeter

6 Adar 5775 (24/02/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How does Avishai Cohen feel about making mistakes?

Avishai Cohen  was born in Tel Aviv in 1978 and began performing in public at … Leer más