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Linda Jiménez

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

The Female Voice in the Sephardi Ballad, with Zeljko Jovanovic

24 Iyyar 5779 (28/05/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the difference between the themes of the ballads sung by men and women?

A romancero is a collection of Spanish romances, a type of … Leer más

Luisa Juárez: Jewish Writers and Holocaust Studies from a Multicultural Point of View

17 Iyyar 5779 (21/05/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why is the University of Alcalá de Henares an especially interesting place for foreign students who want to spend a year or semester studying abroad?

Luisa … Leer más

Neshama Carlebach: Songwriter, Singer and Human Rights Advocate

10 Iyyar 5779 (14/05/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What problem did Neshama Carlebach face with the Orthodox Jewish community after her father died?

Neshama Carlebach is the daughter of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, … Leer más

Golda Meir: Israel’s “Iron Lady”, with Ignacio Uría

2 Iyyar 5779 (07/05/2019) |

“It is not only a matter, I believe, of religious observance and practice. To me, being Jewish means and has always meant being proud to be part of a people that has maintained its distinct identity for more than 2,000 … Leer más

The American Press and the Holocaust: Witness or Accomplice? with Alicia Ors

25 Nisan 5779 (30/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many articles did the New York Times publish about the Holocaust between 1936 and 1945 and how many did the Jewish Telegraphic Agency publish during the same … Leer más

A Passover Story and an Unusual Recipe

19 Nisan 5779 (23/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What does the Yiddish word “greevn” mean?

This week we are celebrating Passover, so I thought I’d give you a present. The story I’m going to … Leer más

Life Histories: Sephardi Jews in London and Holocaust Survivors in Israel, with Sharon Rapaport

12 Nisan 5779 (16/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When oral histories of Sephardi Jews in London were recorded, what differences were there in the ways men and women approached being interviewed?

Sharon Rapaport is … Leer más

Queen Esther and a Historical Perspective on Purim, with Sarah Sonneborn

5 Nisan 5779 (09/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the meaning of the name Esther?

Two weeks ago we celebrated Purim, and this week Israeli historian Sarah Sonneborn is going to reflect on … Leer más