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Jewish Partisans (II):  Sephardic and Women Partisans

22 Adar I 5782 (22/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What percentage of Jewish partisans were women and how were they treated?

(This is the second in a three-part series about the Jewish partisans … Leer más

Jewish Partisans (I):  The Bielski Group

15 Adar I 5782 (15/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Why did the Bielski partisan group take in everybody, including elderly people and children?

There is a common myth that during the Holocaust Jews passively went to … Leer más

Zahara and the Lost Books of Light, with Joyce Yarrow

8 Adar I 5782 (08/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the meaning of the word “zahara”?

Joyce Yarrow was born in the Bronx and now lives in Seattle.  She has worked as a screenwriter, singer-songwriter, … Leer más

70 Faces Media: Connecting people to all sides of the unfolding Jewish story

1 Adar I 5782 (01/02/2022) |

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

70 Faces Media is the largest and most diverse Jewish media organization in North America. It is a not-for-profit digital media company … Leer más

Aristides de Sousa Mendes: Portuguese Righteous Among the Nations

24 Shevat 5782 (25/01/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who is helping to fund the restoration of Sousa Mendes’s house in Portugal, and what will the house be used for?

On January 27, Europe commemorates … Leer más

Salud i Vida: Celebrating Ladino

16 Shevat 5782 (18/01/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Which Israeli politician was instrumental in creating International Ladino Day?

The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) is the official institution responsible for overseeing the Spanish language.  In … Leer más

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

10 Shevat 5782 (11/01/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How does the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience use a traditional craft to involve its visitors?

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, which recently opened … Leer más

America’s Southern Jewish Experience

3 Shevat 5782 (04/01/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  When was there a large Alsatian immigration to the American South, and why?

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, which recently opened in New Orleans, tells … Leer más

Valerie Geffner, Multifaceted Artist

25 Tevet 5782 (28/12/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What does cholent, the typical stew that Ashkenazi Jews make for Shabbat, have to do with Valerie Geffner’s music?

Valerie Geffner is a New York-based multifaceted artist.  … Leer más

Anna Frajlich, Polish Poet, Essayist and Scholar

18 Tevet 5782 (21/12/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  In what languages does Anna Frajlich write poetry?  And prose?

Anna Frajlich is one of the most eminent Polish poets, and one of the few Jewish … Leer más

Oxford Offers Courses on TWELVE(!) Rare Jewish Languages

11 Tevet 5782 (14/12/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What do most Jewish languages have in common with each other?

In October 2021 Oxford University’s Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (OCHJS) inaugurated the new Oxford … Leer más

Press Conference with Vivian Gornick, American Feminist Writer

3 Tevet 5782 (07/12/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What novel inspired Vivian Gornick to write Unfinished Business?

Vivian Gornick is a radical feminist American critic, journalist, essayist, and memoirist. She was born in 1935 in the Bronx … Leer más

«Chanukah in the Poorhouse», by Isaac Bashevis Singer

26 Kislev 5782 (30/11/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we’re celebrating Chanukah, so we decided to read you a Chanukah story. It is called “Chanukah in the Poorhouse”, and was written by Isaac Bashevis Singer . It was originally … Leer más

K. Magazine: Jews, Europe, the XXIst Century, with Daniel Solomon

13 Kislev 5782 (16/11/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What languages is K. published in?

K., the European Jewish Review, is an online magazine founded by journalists and academics from all over Europe.

Its mission is to … Leer más

Yiddishland…in California!

28 Heshvan 5782 (02/11/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the biggest challenge that Yiddishland faces because of their teachers being located all over the world?

YAAANA, the  Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of … Leer más

Suing Neo-Nazis: Integrity First for America, with Amy Spitalnick

21 Heshvan 5782 (26/10/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What impact has IFA’s case had even before going to trial?

(On October 25 the long-awaited trial of those responsible for the violent events in Charlottesville, … Leer más

American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

13 Heshvan 5782 (19/10/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA QUESTION: What three ways could people get from the east coast of the United States to San Francisco before the transcontinental railroad was built?

(This interview was … Leer más

ANOHA: The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin

6 Heshvan 5782 (11/10/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many children are on ANOHA’s Children’s Council and what do they do?

The Jewish Museum in Berlin opened 20 years ago, and in 2017 we … Leer más

Growing Up on a Kibbutz in the 1950s

30 Tishri 5782 (05/10/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  At what age did children begin to work in the adult branches of the kibbutz?

Rachel Biale was born in Israel in 1952 and raised on Kibbutz Kfar … Leer más

The New York Jewish Agenda, with Matt Nosanchuk

22 Tishri 5782 (27/09/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Who makes up the NYJA Leaders’ Network, and what do they do?

The New York Jewish Agenda amplifies the voice of Jewish community leaders whose shared … Leer más