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‎5 Shevat 5781 | ‎18/01/2021

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Linda Jiménez

Flori Senor Rosenthal: Nono’s Kisses—A Ladino Book for Children

29 Tevet 5781 (12/01/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Where did Flori Senor Rosenthal get her inspiration for the Ladino phrases used in her book?

In 2013 Israel’s 5th President Yitzhak Navon endorsed Zelda Ovadia’s idea of International … Leer más

The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project

22 Tevet 5781 (05/01/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many oral histories has the Wexler Oral History Project collected so far, and in how many languages?

The Yiddish Book Center, located in Amherst Massachusetts, was founded … Leer más

The Alliance Israélite Universelle: 160 Years Educating Jewish Children

15 Tevet 5781 (29/12/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  About how many Jewish children in the Muslim world did the Alliance educate during its first 100 years in existence?

The Alliance Israélite Universelle is an international Jewish organization founded in Paris in … Leer más

Keren Hayesod: 100 Years Fundraising for Israel

8 Tevet 5781 (22/12/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what year was the Keren Hayesod Law passed in Israel, giving the organization special legal status?

Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal is the preeminent worldwide fundraising … Leer más

Nona Maccabeus: A Chanukah Story by Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer

1 Tevet 5781 (15/12/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we’re celebrating Chanukah and, in keeping with our tradition here at English Corner, I’m going to read you a holiday story.  Nona Maccabeus is a contemporary Chanukah story, written by the … Leer más

TM Garret (2): Fighting Hate Groups in the United States

23 Kislev 5781 (08/12/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What imaginative method does HateXchange use to protest against neo-Nazi marches?

This is the second of a two-part series with TM Garret, who became radicalized as a teenager … Leer más

TM Garret (1): From Neo-Nazi to Human Rights Activist

16 Kislev 5781 (01/12/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When was the Ku Klux Klan first founded in Germany, and why did the Nazis ban the organization?

This is the first of a two-part series with TM … Leer más

“The Wolf of Baghdad”, with Carol Isaacs

9 Kislev 5781 (24/11/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Traditionally, what did Iraqi Jews pin to a baby’s crib, and why?

Carol Isaacs was born in England to Iraqi-Jewish parents. She is a keyboard player and accordionistLeer más

Guy Stern: “Invisible Ink” Made Visible

2 Kislev 5781 (17/11/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What two things does the International Institute of the Righteous do?

Guy Stern was born into a Jewish family in Germany in 1922.  At the age of 15 … Leer más

YIVO Online Museum, with Karolina Ziulkoski

24 Heshvan 5781 (10/11/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the difference between a stand-alone online museum and a physical museum that can be visited online?

The YIVO Bruce and Francesca Cernia Slovin Online Museum was … Leer más

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg: Remembering the Holocaust

17 Heshvan 5781 (03/11/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What characteristic do many children of Holocaust survivors have in common?

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg was born in a DP camp in Germany, the only child of Holocaust … Leer más

The South African Jewish Museum, with Gavin Morris

10 Heshvan 5781 (27/10/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is unique about the South African Jewish Museum’s program for schoolchildren, and about how many participated in it last year?

Gavin Morris was born in Bloemfontein, … Leer más

Jews in South Africa, with Gavin Morris

3 Heshvan 5781 (20/10/2020) |

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

Gavin Morris was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, which at the time … Leer más

Jewish Resilience through Chocolate, with Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

26 Tishri 5781 (13/10/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  In the 16th and 17th centuries on what ritual occasions did Jews in Mexico drink chocolate?

Rabbi Deborah Prinz is Rabbi Emerita of Temple Adat Shalom in San … Leer más

Simchat Torah: Some Customs and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

18 Tishri 5781 (06/10/2020) |

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

Sukkot: Some Traditions and a Story

12 Tishri 5781 (29/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the historical relationship between Passover, Shevout and Sukkot?

Sukkot is an 8-day holiday which begins five days after Yom Kippur, on the 15th of … Leer más

Kaporos—A Story for Yom Kippur by Sholem Aleichem

5 Tishri 5781 (22/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – The word “Kaporos” is a Hebrew word which refers to an old religious custom among the Jews, the ritual of the scapegoat. The ritual of Kaporos is performed in the home before … Leer más

A Rosh Hashanah Story: “The Poor Community”, by Abraham Reisen

27 Elul 5780 (15/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week is Rosh Hashanah, so we are bringing you a special holiday story by one of the most prolific and well-loved Yiddish writers. Unfortunately, not many of Abraham Reisen’s writings have been … Leer más

Recipes of the Crypto-Jews, with Genie Milgrom

20 Elul 5780 (08/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What are some originally Jewish practices related to food preparation that were passed on in Crypto-Jewish families as “family traditions”?

Genie Milgrom was born in Havana, Cuba, into … Leer más

Limud in Mallorca: Bringing Jews Together

13 Elul 5780 (01/09/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Where does kosher food in Mallorca come from?

The word “Limmud” comes from the Hebrew word meaning “to learn”.  The Limmud organization was born in 1980 in the … Leer más