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The End of Mourning: Closure on a Year of Remembrance

Howard Barbanel | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Howard Barbanel

The Ba'al Tefila (prayer leader) was old, probably in his 80s, his complexion wan, his hair snow white and thin, his posture stooped, but his voice was strong enough to reach every part of the large main sanctuary.

Pope Corrects Israeli Prime Minister On What Language Jesus Spoke

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

Well, this is awkward. During a sit-down discussion between Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday, the ...

Spoken Language Of Jesus Endangered

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

-- The Syrian government sent reinforcements Friday to the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula, where rebels have battled regime tro...

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

Holy Land Villages Revive Language Of Jesus

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion

JISH, Israel -- Two villages in the Holy Land's tiny Christian community are teaching Aramaic in an ambitious effort to revive the language that Jesus...

My Father's Paradise: A Memoir About a Lost Jewish World

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Remington

I recently read Ariel Sabar's memoir My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, which was published last year. It begi...