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‎20 Tishri 5780 | ‎18/10/2019

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Linda Jiménez

The Big Sukkah, by Abraham Reisen

17 Tishri 5780 (15/10/2019) |

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

A Yom Kippur Scandal, by Sholem Aleichem

10 Tishri 5780 (08/10/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sholem Aleichem is probably the best-known and most well-loved Yiddish writer.  He was born Sholem Rabinovich in Russia in 1859, and died in New York in 1916.  He did a lot to promote … Leer más

“The Dark Young Man” by Jacob Dinezon, with Scott Hilton Davis

3 Tishri 5780 (01/10/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is unusual about the titles of Jacob Dinezon’s first three novels?

Jacob Dinezon was born near Kovno, Lithuania, in 1851. At the age of 15, after his … 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

Khayele (Helen) Beer, Yiddishist

18 Elul 5779 (17/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is unique about Itzik Manger’s ballads?

Helen (Khayele) Beer is Lecturer in Yiddish in the department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. She was … Leer más

León Felipe: A Spanish Poet with a “Commitment to the Jewish People”, with Jesús Jambrina

11 Elul 5779 (10/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What poem did León Felipe dedicate “To all the Jews in the world, my friends, my brethren”?

León Felipe was a Spanish poet who was born in Zamora … Leer más

Upon the Wings of an Eagle: A Family Saga by Chaya Diane Hager

4 Elul 5779 (03/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the name of the German Jewish philanthropist whose organization sponsored the large-scale emigration of persecuted Jews from Russia in the 19th century, and the founding of Moisés … Leer más

The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village, with Ruth Behar

27 Av 5779 (27/08/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What are “madreñas” and how are they used?

Ruth Behar is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She was born in … Leer más

Venezuela’s Jews: Dealing with the Crisis, with Isaac Nahon-Serfaty

20 Av 5779 (20/08/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How has the recent crisis in Venezuela influenced the issue of Jewish identity there?

Isaac Nahon-Serfaty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University … Leer más

The Leonese Language: Little-known but widespread, with Alicia Valmaseda

13 Av 5779 (13/08/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Where is a variety of Leonés an officially recognized language?

León is now a region of Spain to the northwest of Madrid, but during the Middle Ages it … Leer más

Return to Sepharad in the 21st Century, with Elena Goti

5 Av 5779 (06/08/2019) |

This week’s trivia question:  How many Sephardi Jews from Luxembourg have applied for Spanish nationality?

Elena Goti is an Argentinian-born social psychologist, whose professional career has focused on groups and families from a trans-generational and trans-cultural perspective.  For … Leer más

Cuba’s Jews, with Ruth Behar

27 Tammuz 5779 (30/07/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the “Patronato”, in Havana?

Ruth Behar is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She was born in Havana, Cuba … Leer más

The Artian: Art Meets Entrepreneurship–Three Innovators

21 Tammuz 5779 (23/07/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Aside from the mission to the moon, what is SpaceIL’s main activity?

The Artian is an innovation and creativity training company that, while rooted in the art … Leer más

The Artian: Art Meets Entrepreneurship, with Nir Hindi

14 Tammuz 5779 (16/07/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What does art bring to the business world?

The Artian is an innovation and creativity training company that, while rooted in the art world, explores the influence of art … Leer más

Yiddish Summer Weimar, with Ben Niran

7 Tammuz 5779 (09/07/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  About how many people participate in the workshops and how many attend the concerts during the Yiddish Summer Weimar festivals?

Yiddish Summer Weimar began as a weekend workshop … Leer más

Alon Sariel: A Musical Tribute to Rembrandt

30 Sivan 5779 (02/07/2019) |

This week’s trivia question: What did the lute symbolize in Dutch Golden Age paintings? Alon Sariel is a musician who was born and raised in the city of Beersheba, in southern Israel. As a mandolinist and lutenist, as well … Leer más

“Julius Madritsch, Righteous Among the Nations”, with Piotr Szalsza

23 Sivan 5779 (25/06/2019) |

This week’s trivia question:  How many Jews signed a letter to Yad Vashem stating that Julius Madritsch had saved their lives?

Vienna-born Julius Madritsch was an expert in textiles. During the occupation of Poland, he served as a … Leer más

Richard Zimler: The Gospel According to Lazarus

15 Sivan 5779 (18/06/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who were the three peoples living in Judea at the time of Jesus, and was the position of women in each of them?

Richard Zimler is … Leer más

An Introduction to Kabbalah, with Sarah Sonneborn

9 Sivan 5779 (11/06/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are the ten spheres of Kabbalah?

Sarah Sonneborn is an Israeli historian. She has a master’s degree in the History of Spain and Sephardi Judaism … Leer más

Shavuot–Its Origins, Significance, Customs…and a Story

2 Sivan 5779 (04/06/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why are dairy foods traditionally eaten on Shavuot?

Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the … Leer más