Al-Farah Choir performs at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts celebrating Christmas and New Year, can you recognize the tunes? Many Syrian Christians speak Syriac, a type of Aramaic. Jesus of Nazareth was Aramaic, not Hebrew, Aramaic was his primary language (in 2014 Catholic Pope Francis and Israeli despot Benjamin Netanyahu argued over what language Jesus of Nazareth spoke). Back then your primary language indicated your ethnicity. Aramians are Semitic, just like Arabs and Hebrews.