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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

The Big Sukkah, by Abraham Reisen

17 Tishri 5780 (15/10/2019) |

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

A Rosh Hashanah Story: “The Poor Community”, by Abraham Reisen

25 Elul 5778 (04/09/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week is Rosh Hashanah, so we are bringing you a special holiday story by one of the most prolific and well-loved Yiddish writers. Unfortunately, not many of Abraham Reisen’s writings have been … Leer más

“The Magician”: A Passover Story by I.L. Peretz

19 Nisan 5778 (03/04/2018) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Isaac 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 Zamoshtch, Poland, in 1852, and … Leer más

Sukkot: Some Customs and a Story by Abraham Reisin

14 Tishri 5778 (03/10/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – The Festival of Sukkot begins on the 15th of Tishrei, the fifth day after Yom Kippur, and lasts for seven days. It is quite a drastic transition, from one of the most … Leer más

A Story for Mother’s Day, by Bessie Hallowitz

7 Iyyar 5777 (02/05/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day in May, so this week we decided to read you a Mother’s Day story. But first a little history.

Many people think that Mother’s DayLeer 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