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‎14 Nisan 5779 | ‎19/04/2019

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Queen Esther and a Historical Perspective on Purim, with Sarah Sonneborn

5 Nisan 5779 (09/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the meaning of the name Esther?

Two weeks ago we celebrated Purim, and this week Israeli historian Sarah Sonneborn is going to reflect on … Leer más

Safed: From the Musta’arabim to Modern Times, with Ami Barr

14 Adar I 5779 (19/02/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is a “batea” and what is it used for?

Safed is the oldest and largest town in Israel’s Upper Galilee. The Jerusalem Talmud mentions it … Leer más

Crypto-Jews in Latin America, with Genie Milgrom

13 Kislev 5779 (20/11/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Jews were there in Spain and Portugal at the time of the Inquisition, and what happened to them?

(NOTE: This is the second program … Leer más

Jewish History in Poland, with Amelia Serraller

24 Tishri 5779 (02/10/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what year were Jews first given political rights by the Polish king?

Amelia Serraller studied Slavic Philology at the Complutense University in Madrid, where she … Leer más

Spain’s Ancient Jewish Cemeteries, with Dominique Tomasov

11 Elul 5778 (21/08/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Jewish cemeteries were there in Spain at the time of the Expulsion in 1492? And how many communities did they serve?

Dominique Tomasov … Leer más

Jewish Barcelona, with Dominique Tomasov–Part I: The History

14 Tammuz 5778 (26/06/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What book was found hidden in the wall of a building in Barcelona in 1846? And what does it tell us about the person who hid it there?

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Maristella Botticini– The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History 70-1492

10 Iyyar 5776 (17/05/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who were the Amei Haaretz, and what did the Talmud say about them?

Maristella Botticini is professor of economics, as well as director and fellow of … Leer más