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‎7 Shevat 5781 | ‎20/01/2021

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Sephardic Jews

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

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

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

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

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

Martina Lemoine: Dr. Angel Pulido and the Sephardic Cause

23 Sivan 5778 (05/06/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was “the Sephardic cause” that Dr. Pulido championed?

Angel Pulido was a Spanish doctor and politician at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th … Leer más

Daniela Flesler: The “Rediscovery” of Spain’s Jewish Heritage

16 Sivan 5778 (29/05/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was discovered in Lucena, Spain, in 2006, and how has it affected the town’s relationship to its Jewish history?

Daniela Flesler is Associate Professor in … Leer más

Sephardic Jews in Zimbabwe, with Stella Cohen

23 Av 5777 (14/08/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many Jews were there in Zimbabwe at their peak in the early 1960s, and how many are there now?

After the expulsion of the Jews … Leer más

Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue

6 Adar II 5776 (15/03/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many Sephardic families live in Amsterdam now?

In 1492 Spain expelled its Jewish population. Many who fled to Portugal were nevertheless forcibly baptized after 1496. … Leer más

Charles A. McDonald: Return to Sepharad

24 Shevat 5776 (02/02/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: From what two countries are many Sephardic Jews applying for Spanish nationality under the new citizenship law, and why?

Charles A. McDonald is a doctoral candidate … 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

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