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‎10 Sivan 5780 | ‎02/06/2020

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Linda Jiménez

Manuel Mira, Novelist

30 Sivan 5775 (16/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where was the Danone (or Dannon) company founded and where was the yogurt sold at first?

Manuel Mira was born in Orihuela, Spain, in 1945. He … Leer más

The Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York) and Auschwitz Jewish Center, with Shiri Sandler

23 Sivan 5775 (09/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is special about the way the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York tells the story of the Holocaust?

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York … Leer más

Dr. Marcel Israel: Religious Communities in Bulgaria and Religions for Peace

16 Sivan 5775 (02/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where in Europe is Religions for Peace based, and what does the organization do?

Dr. Marcel Israel is a Sephardic Jew who was … Leer más

Dr. Marcel Israel: Sephardic Jews in Bulgaria

9 Sivan 5775 (26/05/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many Jews in Bulgaria were saved from the Nazis, and who was instrumental in saving them?

Dr. Marcel Israel is a Sephardic … Leer más

Irving Berlin, with Film Historian Philip Harwood

1 Sivan 5775 (19/05/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was the first song that Irving Berlin wrote, and what prompted him to write it?

Philip Harwood is a film historian and … Leer más

Preserving “Yiddishkeit”–Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe: Lecturer and Author

24 Iyyar 5775 (12/05/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMENEZ – This week’s trivia question: For how many decades was The Bintel Brief published in the New YorkYiddish newspaper Der Forverts?

Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe is a retired business … Leer más

Jacobo Sefamí: Searching for Jewish Roots in Syria

10 Iyyar 5775 (28/04/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Jews were there in Syria in 2009?

Jacobo Sefamí is the grandson of Sephardic Jews who emigrated from Turkey and … Leer más

Eliana Rapp Badihi: Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies

3 Iyyar 5775 (21/04/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is special about the series of Testimonial Films that Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies has made with survivors to use in its … Leer más

Yessica San Román: Centro Sefarad-Israel and Holocaust Education in Spain

26 Nisan 5775 (14/04/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Spanish teachers participate every year in Yad Vashem’s Holocaust teacher-training program?

In Europe Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated on January 27, to coincide … Leer más

A (Traditional???) Passover Treat

11 Nisan 5775 (31/03/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Since it’s Passover season, and a time for traditional questions and answers, I thought I’d make this week’s trivia question related to tradition, yet more enigmatic … Leer más

Luis Esteban González Manrique—History of the Málagas, a Family of Conversos in Peru

5 Nisan 5775 (24/03/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what year was the Inquisition abolished in Peru?

Luis Esteban González Manrique is a journalist, author and editor of the weekly foreign … Leer más

Lorca, Luces de Sefarad: A Unique Archaeological Exhibit

27 Adar 5775 (17/03/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is unusual about the remains of the 14th century synagogue that was discovered in Lorca, Murcia?

Lorca is a small city in Murcia, in southeastern Spain. Archaeological excavations have … Leer más

Tânia Rico: The Jews of Elvas (Portugal) and their Synagogue

20 Adar 5775 (10/03/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who was Luís Gomes da Mata, and what prominent Spanish Jew was his ancestor?

Elvas is a Portuguese municipality and frontier fortress, located … Leer más

Avishai Cohen, Jazz Trumpeter

6 Adar 5775 (24/02/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How does Avishai Cohen feel about making mistakes?

Avishai Cohen  was born in Tel Aviv in 1978 and began performing in public at … Leer más

Dolores Pérez Frías, Director of Israel’s National Tourism Office in Madrid; also, the Massada Opera Festival

29 Shevat 5775 (17/02/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What two operas will be performed at Massada’s open-air festival in June?

At the end of January, we visited FITUR, one of the most important international … Leer más

50th Anniversary of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism, with Amir Halevi, its General Director

22 Shevat 5775 (10/02/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: From which two continents is Israel working to attract new tourism?

We recently visited FITUR, the annual international tourism fair held in Madrid … Leer más

Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion’s YidLife Crisis

15 Shevat 5775 (03/02/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where do all the episodes of YidLife Crisis take place?

YidLife Crisis  is a new web series that begins with the warning that “The following contains … Leer más

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

8 Shevat 5775 (27/01/2015) |

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 … Leer más

Dr. Jerold C. Frakes: Bovo-Bukh, a Medieval Yiddish Tale of Chivalry

1 Shevat 5775 (20/01/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What popular Yiddish expression has its origin in the title of the medieval epic Bovo-Bukh?

Dr. Jerold C. Frakes is a professor of … Leer más

Linda Hirsch: The Cuban Jewish Community (Thirteen Years Later)

23 Tevet 5775 (13/01/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why does the Jewish population of Cuba fluctuate so much that it makes it difficult to calculate how many Jews there actually are in the … Leer más