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‎4 Iyyar 5781 | ‎16/04/2021

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Linda Jiménez

Israel’s War of Independence: Women in the Palmach, with Ami Barr

2 Iyyar 5781 (13/04/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Why were the ultra-Orthodox residents of Safed opposed to the city being defended by Palmach fighters?

This week Israel celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut, Independence Day.  When … Leer más

Michael Stolowitzky – Gertruda’s Oath: A child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II

24 Nisan 5781 (06/04/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How did Michael Stolowitzky first travel to Israel?

(This week Israel observes Yom Ha-Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  We are offering you this program as English Corner’s … Leer más

“The Dangerous Matzo”– A Passover Story by Sholem Aleichem

17 Nisan 5781 (30/03/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:: How is the Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem remembered each year?

Sholem Aleichem is probably the best-known and most well-loved Yiddish writer. He was born Sholem Naumovich … Leer más

Passover: Some History, Stories and Recipes

11 Nisan 5781 (23/03/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Our trivia question for this week is: When and where was the first Haggadah written?

This week we’re bringing you a special pre-Passover program, with something for everyone, to help … Leer más

The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies: Quality Lifelong Jewish Learning

4 Nisan 5781 (16/03/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How does the Haberman Institute choose its programs?

The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies is located in Rockville, Maryland, and is one of the primary addresses for high … Leer más

Saving At-Risk Children: The Orphaned Starfish Foundation, with Andy Stein

26 Adar 5781 (09/03/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many computer centers does the Orphaned Starfish Foundation have, and in how many countries?

Andy Stein is a philanthropist with a background in international banking. In 2001 he founded … Leer más

The “Emmas”: Women Fighting for Human and Civil Rights, with Jennifer Young

19 Adar 5781 (02/03/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How was the Emma Lazarus Federation different from other Jewish women’s organizations?

March 8 is International Women’s Day and this week we’re celebrating with a special program.

The … Leer más

“The Purim Gift” by Isaac Bashevis Singer

12 Adar 5781 (23/02/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we celebrate Purim, when it is customary to exchange gifts, so we decided to give our listeners a Purim story. This one, “The Purim Gift”, is taken from Isaac Bashevis … Leer más

Rotwelsch: The Language of Thieves, with Martin Puchner

5 Adar 5781 (16/02/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What was Martin Luther’s connection to Rotwelsch?

Since the year 2000 UNESCO has celebrated International Mother Language Day on February 21. As the organization states:

UNESCO believes … Leer más

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902, with Scott D. Seligman

28 Shevat 5781 (09/02/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  In what imaginative way did the women ask for the men’s support, and how was this received?

Scott D. Seligman is an award-winning writer, and a historian, genealogist, … Leer más

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

21 Shevat 5781 (02/02/2021) |

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

Integrity First for America (IFA) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization based in New York and dedicated to … Leer más

Dr. Joseph Toltz: Brundibar–Children’s Opera in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp

14 Shevat 5781 (26/01/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many times was the children’s opera Brundibar performed in the Terezin concentration camp?

On January 27, Europe commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. This date was chosen … Leer más

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