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Yiddish literature

Three Chanukah Stories by I. B. Singer  

23 Kislev 5784 (05/12/2023) |

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 story–actually three stories.

“Grandmother’s Tale”, “The Devil’s Trick” and “Zlateh … Leer más

The Day before Yom Kippur, by Sholem Aleichem

4 Tishri 5784 (19/09/2023) |

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

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

6 Elul 5783 (22/08/2023) |

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 emeritus of English at … Leer más

A Country Passover, by Sholem Aleichem

14 Nisan 5783 (04/04/2023) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Passover is this week, and so I’m going to read you a Passover story by Sholem Aleichem.  It is about two boys, a Jew and a Christian, who live in a small village … Leer más

The Little Chanukah Lamp: A Story by I. L. Peretz

27 Kislev 5783 (20/12/2022) |

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  But first, some background about the author, I.L. Peretz .

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A Story for Sukkot:  The Esrog, by Sholem Aleichem

17 Tishri 5783 (11/10/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Sukkot, pronounced Sukkos by Ashkenazi Jews, is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei, between late September and late October. The holiday lasts seven days … Leer más

The Miracle on the Sea: A Yom Kippur Story by I. L. Peretz

3 Tishri 5783 (27/09/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Yitzhak Leib Peretz is considered to be one of the three great classical Yiddish writers, along with Mendele Mokher Seforim and Sholem Aleichem.  He was born in Poland, in 1852, and raised in … Leer más

“Ver Vet Blaybn?” Award-winning Film about Yiddish Writer Avrom Sutzkever

7 Tammuz 5782 (05/07/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the name of the Yiddish literary journal that Avrom Sutzkever founded in Israel in 1949 and edited until 1995?

Avrom Sutzkever was an acclaimed … Leer más

Shavuot–History, Customs and a Story: «Greens for Shavuos» by Sholem Aleichem

1 Sivan 5781 (11/05/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why do some people decorate their homes with greens and fresh flowers on Shavuot?

Shavuot (pronounced Shavuos by Ashkenazi Jews) is not as well-known as other holidays … 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

Two Stories for Chanukah, by Sam Liptzin and Chaver Paver

27 Kislev 5780 (24/12/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – HAPPY CHANUKAH FROM ENGLISH CORNER TO ALL OUR LISTENERS !!!

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Angels Stole the Latkes, by Sam Liptzin

Sam Liptzin was born in a small village called Lipsk, in Poland, in 1893. By … 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

«The Dark Young Man» by Jacob Dinezon, with Scott Hilton Davis

3 Tishri 5780 (01/10/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is unusual about the titles of Jacob Dinezon’s first three novels?

Jacob Dinezon was born near Kovno, Lithuania, in 1851. At the age of 15, after his … Leer más

Khayele (Helen) Beer, Yiddishist

18 Elul 5779 (17/09/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is unique about Itzik Manger’s ballads?

Helen (Khayele) Beer is Lecturer in Yiddish in the department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. She was … Leer más

“Chanukah on a Ship to America”, by Sholem Asch

27 Kislev 5779 (04/12/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week is Chanukah, so we are going to celebrate with a Chanukah story.

Sholem Asch was born in Kutno, Poland, in 1880. In 1899 he moved to Warsaw, where he wrote stories, … Leer más

Abraham Karpinowitz’s Vilna My Vilna, with Helen Mintz

11 Kislev 5778 (28/11/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What two major themes run through Abraham Karpinowitz’s writings?

Helen Mintz is an internationally acclaimed solo artist, storyteller, translator from Yiddish to English and teacher based … Leer más

Una aplicación para aprender ídish y una visita muy especial

13 Adar 5775 (03/03/2015) |

DIARIO DE UNA ESPAÑOLA EN ISRAEL, CON CARLA DE AGUILAR-AMAT – De nuevo viajamos a Jerusalén de la mano de nuestra amiga que continua contándonos sus vivencias en la capital de Israel. Comenzamos hablando de la aplicación … Leer más