Atif Zarka, 64, a volunteer teacher's assistant, plays the violin for fourth-grade students studying Aramaic in the Arab village of Jish in northern Israel. Mr. Zarka (below) holds the Gospel of Luke written in Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke, which dominated the region 2,000 years ago. (Associated Press)

Atif Zarka, 64, a volunteer teacher's assistant, plays the violin for fourth-grade students studying Aramaic in the Arab village of Jish in northern Israel. Mr. Zarka (below) holds the Gospel of Luke written in Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke, which dominated the region 2,000 years ago. (Associated Press)