Monday, December 25, 2017

Maronite Aramaic at Jish

(MODERN) ARAMAIC WATCH: Do you hear what I hear? Christians in Holy Land revive the language of Jesus (CBC/Yahoo News).
In the hills of the Galilee, the lush region in the Holy Land where it's said that Jesus Christ grew up, residents of the town of Jish are preparing to celebrate Christmas Mass in the language Jesus spoke.

A handful of people from Jish are at the centre of an effort to revive the Aramaic language — centuries after it all but disappeared from the Middle East.

More on the Maronite revival of Aramaic in Jish here and links. I'm glad to hear that they are still at it.

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