Where Do Languages Go to Die?

The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction. If a Middle Eastern man from 2,500 years ago found himself on his home territory in 2015, he would be shocked by the modern innovatio…

Israeli Christian Children Connect to Aramean Roots.

It is time for most children in this region to head off to summer camp, and the Arabic-speaking Christians largely concentrated in Israel’s north are no exception. But while Israeli Jewish children will be doing largely re…

ISIS selling ancient Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts online.

Having looted and pillaged ancient heritage sites across Iraq and Syria, Islamic State is now believed to be selling stolen artefacts on social media sites. Facebook has now taken down pages thought to be selling artefacts suc…

Tedmurta a.k.a. Palmyra

The ancient city of Palmyra was known us Tedmurta in Aramaic. The temple of Baal in Palmyra.

Hebrew Word of the Week: Mammon.

by Yona Sabar Mammon is not in the Bible, where other words are used, such ashon ve-’osher be-veto, “Wealth and riches are in his house” (of the righteous) (Psalms 112:3), but it is very common in (Aramaic),Targumim and rabbin…

A Christian Community's Struggle to Survive.

By Kinda Jayoush Touma, her husband, and their three children preferred the risk of living in Maaloula to the pain of leaving home. Rana Touma and her three children were living in Damascus when they received a coffee mu…

Israel recognises "Aramaics" as separate ethnic group!

JISH, Israel, Nov 9 (Reuters) - In the green hills of the Galilee, where Jesus is said to have preached two thousand years ago, a group of Aramaic speakers looking to revive the language of Christ are celebrating a victory in th…

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