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‎22 Av 5780 | ‎11/08/2020

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Linda Jiménez

Rabbi Haim Ovadia II: Empowering Sephardic Women

22 Av 5780 (11/08/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is Morot Tzedek?

Rabbi Haim Ovadia is an educator who believes in empowerment and unconditional love. After thirty years as a pulpit rabbi in Israel, South America, … Leer más

Rabbi Haim Ovadia I: Celebrating Sephardic Heritage

15 Av 5780 (04/08/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Why were Sephardic Jews originally better able to co-exist with surrounding non-Jewish communities than Ashkenazi Jews were?

Rabbi Haim Ovadia was born and raised in Jerusalem. He was … Leer más

OUDC: Building an Intercultural Community, with Yolanda Savage-Narva

8 Av 5780 (28/07/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How are students chosen to participate in OUDC’s Justice Fellowship program?

Operation Understanding DC (OUDC) is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC.   Their mission is to … Leer más

Ketubbot Registers of Livorno: A Key to Jewish History, with Alain Nedjar

1 Av 5780 (21/07/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How did the dowries of Ashkenazi Jews compare with those of Jews coming from Spain, as reflected in the Livorno Ketubbot?

Alain Nedjar, Gilles Boulu, Liliane Nedjar and … Leer más

Arevot and Sephardic-Mizrahi Feminism, with Dr. Angy Cohen

23 Tammuz 5780 (14/07/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is “traditionist feminism” as defined by the Beit Midrash Arevot?

Dr. Angy Cohen was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and moved to Israel in 2014. She has … Leer más

Hasidism: Its History, Beliefs and Practices, with Dr. Levi Cooper

15 Tammuz 5780 (07/07/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How did urbanization and moving to Israel and America affect the Hasidic movement?

Dr. Levi Cooper is a teacher, author, and community leader who is originally from Australia and … Leer más

Musealia’s Auschwitz Exhibition Receives Prestigious European Awards

8 Tammuz 5780 (30/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How is the version of the exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York different from the original one?

Musealia is a Spanish company that creates, … Leer más

Moroccan Jews: Memory and Identity, with Dr. Angy Cohen

2 Tammuz 5780 (23/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did Sephardic women in Argentina start going to Conservative Ashkenazi synagogues?

Dr. Angy Cohen was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and moved to Israel in 2014. She … Leer más

Artists in the Nazi Camps, with Javier Molins

25 Sivan 5780 (16/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What materials did the artists in the Nazi camps use, and where did they get them?

Javier Molins holds a doctorate in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University … Leer más

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, with Dr. Levi Cooper

18 Sivan 5780 (09/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: To which countries outside of Israel has Pardes taken student groups?

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is an open, inclusive, diverse and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community … Leer más

Women in Medieval Hebrew Literature, with Rachel Peled

11 Sivan 5780 (02/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many Hebrew poems do scholars think might have been written by women in Iberia in the Middle Ages?

Rachel Peled was born in Israel and has lived … Leer más

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

4 Sivan 5780 (26/05/2020) |

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

Jerusalem’s Sephardic Community, with Abraham Haim

25 Iyyar 5780 (19/05/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what year did the great rabbi and philosopher Nachmanides, from Girona, Spain, arrive in Jerusalem and establish a synagogue, which revitalized the existing Jewish community there, and can … Leer más

How Jews in Cuba are Coping: An Update, with Linda Hirsch

19 Iyyar 5780 (12/05/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Through which country do many Cuban Jews have to go now if they want to make aliyah to Israel?

Linda Hirsch is a photographer and … Leer más

A Story for Mother’s Day, by Bessie Hallowitz

12 Iyyar 5780 (05/05/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day in May, so this week we decided to read you a Mother’s Day story. But first a little history.

Many people think that Mother’s Day is a … Leer más

Antithesis: The Zionist Rapper

5 Iyyar 5780 (28/04/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the name of the award-winning Jewish-themed radio program that Samuel Green created when he was at Cambridge University?

This week is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, … Leer más

A Tribute to Solly Levy

28 Nisan 5780 (21/04/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Solly Levy has left us, after suffering from a long illness. Solly was a teacher, writer, actor, singer and one of the last speakers of Haketia, Moroccan Judeo-Spanish.  Born in Tangiers in 1939, … Leer más

I Want to Shout “I am a Frecha”, with Nomi Drachinsky

21 Nisan 5780 (14/04/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ . This week’s trivia question:  Who wrote the Israeli song “Frecha”?

The word “frecha” was originally a Moroccan Jewish female name which in the 1970s came to be used in Israel as a … Leer más

A Passover Story by Sholem Aleichem

13 Nisan 5780 (07/04/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sholem Aleichem (born Shalom Rabinowitz) is considered one of the fathers of modern Yiddish literature (along with Mendele Mocher Sforim and I.L. Peretz. He was born in Pereyaslav, the Ukraine, and moved … Leer más

Emmanuel Levinas and the Essence of Judaism, with Prof. Adriana Menassé

6 Nisan 5780 (31/03/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the meaning of “the face” in Levinas’ philosophy?

Emmanuel Levinas was a Jewish philosopher who was born in Lithuania in 1906.  He was fundamental in disseminating … Leer más