As we continue our series about immigrants' first days in America, we interview William and Alice Bradford, religious refugees from England. They risked their lives on an ocean crossing to start afresh in what they refer to as "the new world."
Jews scattered across the world are celebrating the last of the eight nights of Hannukah. And while the texts and songs and traditions are remarkably similar, Hanukkah in Israel is more a public affair than a private one.
Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.
Every Christmas Eve, Jewish Israelis flock to churches in the Old City of Jerusalem for Midnight Mass at the Dormition Abbey on Mt. Zion. There are often more Jews in the church than Christians. And a priest knows just what to tell them.
New clothes and goldfish? Not your usual spring rituals, we know. But those are two ways to celebrate Nowruz. Iranian-American comedian K-von Moezzi explains the rest of the Persian New Year festivities in his offbeat, video mini-doc.