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Sholem Aleichem

Simchat Torah: Some Customs and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

24 Tishri 5780 (22/10/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing in the Torah.” This holiday, which takes place right after Sukkot, marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. Each week in synagogue we publicly … Leer más

A Yom Kippur Scandal, by Sholem Aleichem

10 Tishri 5780 (08/10/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sholem Aleichem is probably the best-known and most well-loved Yiddish writer.  He was born Sholem Rabinovich in Russia in 1859, and died in New York in 1916.  He did a lot to promote … 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

Sukkot–Some Background and a Story by Sholem Aleichem

17 Tishri 5779 (25/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sukkot (Sukkos for Ashkenazi Jews) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei, between late September and late October. It is one of the three … Leer más

The Day before Yom Kippur, by Sholem Aleichem

9 Tishri 5779 (17/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. According to Jewish tradition, God inscribes each … Leer más

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

17 Nisan 5777 (12/04/2017) |

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

A Purim Story by Sholem Aleichem

9 Adar 5777 (07/03/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week we celebrate Purim, so, in keeping with English Corner tradition, I=m going to read you a story. This one is called “The Goldspinners“, and is one of the lesser-known stories … Leer más

Kaporos—A Story for Yom Kippur by Sholem Aleichem

10 Tishri 5777 (11/10/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – The word “Kaporos” is a Hebrew word which refers to an old religious custom among the Jews, the ritual of the scapegoat. The ritual of Kaporos is performed in the home before … Leer más

A Passover Story by Sholem Aleichem

11 Nisan 5776 (19/04/2016) |

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