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‎16 Heshvan 5780 | ‎14/11/2019

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Jewish holidays

Simchat Torah: Some Customs and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

24 Tishri 5780 (22/10/2019) |

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

A Rosh Hashonah Story by Yente Serdatzky

25 Elul 5779 (24/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we are celebrating Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, with a Rosh Hashonah story. It’s called “Rosh Hashonah”, and was written by Yente Serdatzky. She was a Yiddish writer, who … Leer más

Sukkot–Some Background and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

17 Tishri 5779 (25/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sukkot (Sukkos for Ashkenazi Jews) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei, between late September and late October. It is one of the three … Leer más

Purim: History(?), Traditions and a Recipe

13 Adar 5778 (27/02/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where does the custom of masquerading on Purim come from?

We’re celebrating Purim this week, so I thought it would be interesting to talk a little … Leer más

A Hanukkah Memoir, by Norma Rosen

25 Kislev 5778 (12/12/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we’re celebrating Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, so this is a special holiday program. In this memoir, “A Generation Reclaims Hanukkah”, American author Norma Rosen tells of her own experience … Leer más

Sukkot: Some Customs and a Story by Abraham Reisin

14 Tishri 5778 (03/10/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – The Festival of Sukkot begins on the 15th of Tishrei, the fifth day after Yom Kippur, and lasts for seven days. It is quite a drastic transition, from one of the most … Leer más

Yom Kippur in Hell: A Story by I. L. Peretz

7 Tishri 5778 (26/09/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Isaac Leib Peretz is considered to be one of the three great classical Yiddish writers, along with Mendele Mokher Seforim and Sholem Aleichem. He was born in the shtetl of Zamoshtch, Poland, … Leer más

Tu B’Shevat, with Ami Barr

9 Shevat 5776 (19/01/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How is the work of the National Jewish Fund related to Tu B’Shevat?

This week we are speaking with Ami Barr about the upcoming holiday of … Leer más

Shanah Tovah 5775

29 Elul 5774 (23/09/2014) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we are celebrating Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, with a Rosh Hashonah story. It’s called “Rosh Hashonah”, and was written by Yente Serdatzky. She was a Yiddish writer, who … Leer más