Jesus was, of course, Jewish. And he spoke the language of the bible, Aramaic. Both Arabic and Hebrew stem from the same linguistic family. But until now, Hebrew has never really been used to worship the New Testament. The World’s Matthew Bell visits a community of Hebrew-speaking Catholics in the Holy Land.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Prime Minister’s office to voice their anger and frustration over the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in the city earlier this month.
Archaeologists in Rome have just re-opened a restored underground temple dating back to ancient Rome, dedicated to the cult of a deity named Mithras.
Jonathan Mazower, advocacy director for Survival International talks about the important role that reindeer and caribou play in many Arctic cultures. Some indigenous tribes are struggling to maintain caribou herds in the face of development and climate change.
James Benét was in his 20s when he left the US to go fight the fascists in Spain’s Civil War. He became part of a volunteer force of Americans known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. James Benét is one of only four remaining members of that brigade. He’s now 98, and he tells his story to reporter Monica Campbell.
A new study finds that boys’ voices are breaking at age 12, two years younger than in 1960. That’s bad news for boy sopranos and the choirs they sing in.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for December 21, 2012. Artists featured are: Dr. John, Tim Maia and Ebo Taylor
As the US marks one week since the Newtown tragedy, India is gripped by its own horror, a brutal gang rape that has shaken the nation’s conscience. Going home for the holidays can be a perilous journey if you are crossing the border into Mexico. And out Global Hit desk shares its top music picks of 2012.
The National Rifle Association has been extremely influential in shaping gun policy in the United States over the years. And it’s reaching out internationally as well. The World’s Arun Rath has been looking into the NRA’s international interests and he speaks with anchor Marco Werman.
One week after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school, The World’s Alex Gallafent looks at the structures of grief and–in particular–Gustav Mahler’s song cycle, Kindertotenlieder.
A brutal gang rape and beating of a young woman on a public bus in India has the nation clamoring for justice. Marco Werman speaks with Rupa Jha who hosts a Hindi language program for the BBC about why this case has transfixed India.
We look back on the life and death of Lia Lee, the daughter of Hmong refugees immortalized in the best-selling book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.” Host Marco Werman talks with author Anne Fadiman.
This time of year, thousands travel from the US to Mexico to visit family, often by car. It can be a dangerous trip, given widespread drug war violence and high levels of crime on the highways of northern Mexico.
Friday is the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere. Thousands of people have flocked to a pre-Colombian Mayan pyramid in the Mexican state of Yucatán to celebrate. Many believe an ancient Mayan calendar predicts this solstice marks end of an era or possibly even an apocalypse.
President Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry as his next Secretary of State. Kerry heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is expected to win easy confirmation from his colleagues in the chamber.