מְקוֹמִי הרצליה חֲדָשׁוֹת, ישראל
The third blockade began in Israel on Sunday in order to reduce the incidence of coronavirus
City streets are full of people, many shops have half closed their shutters, but they continue to trade. The number of cars on the roads has decreased by 20 percent. Schools operate in yellow and green cities.
Such a "blockade" almost annoys no one, but it will not lead to a decrease in new cases of coronavirus too quickly. Rather, the stake is on vaccination, but it is not yet known how and when it will work.
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American billionaire of Jewish origin Sheldon Edelson was buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem
Due to quarantine measures and at the request of the family, there were few people at the funeral ceremony. His wife Miriam Oxhorn was present.
Sheldon Edelson's body was brought to Israel from the United States the night before. At the airport, the plane was met by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Bank of Israel reports that on Friday, January 15, foreign exchange trading ended with a sharp increase in the dollar and the single European currency against the Israeli shekel
The dollar exchange rate rose by 3.691% and amounted to 3.231 shekels per $ 1. The euro exchange rate increased by 3.559% and amounted to 3.922 shekels per € 1.
Such a sharp drop in the shekel against major foreign currencies is caused by a statement by the Bank of Israel about its intention to increase purchases of foreign currency by $ 7 billion in 2021 to $ 30 billion a year.
In Lod, the body of a man was found who was shot
A 50-year-old man was found dead at the scene by paramedics Magen David Adom.
The police said they have begun an investigation into the alleged murder, which may be part of a conflict between the families.
Jerusalem Day is the main holiday of the year, which this time will take place in quarantine
This year, the capital of Israel will celebrate its 53rd anniversary. But, unfortunately, due to the epidemic of the Kovid-19 virus, the long-awaited holiday will take place not in the usual format, but with certain restrictions.
The main tradition of celebrating the day of the city, from year to year - the traditional dance of flags in Jerusalem. But this time it was canceled. Only thanks to the Supreme Court, the police and the organization organizing the march, the action will take place on Thursday evening.
The Supreme Court has asked two parties - the police and the Amla Kavali Association - to agree on a plan for this year's limited event. After discussions between the police and the organization, the head of the Jerusalem Police Department presented the agreements reached.
Residents of the capital rejoiced at this news.
What holiday awaits Jerusalem?
This year the celebration will take place without government meetings, without a city-loving ceremony, The Ethiopian Jews National Remembrance Day ceremony will be without a crowd, and the ceremony to honor beloved Jerusalem at the Tower of David Museum will be canceled.
Dances in the center of Yeshiva will also be held in a limited format.
As for the flag dance itself, the event will consist of three sections.
The first is driving trucks and cars.
The second is a human chain of several hundred people, which will take place in several places approved by the police. People are transported around the Old Town by buses provided by the municipality. The main requirement - participants will have to stand at a distance of 2 meters from each other. During this part, other participants will be allowed to watch the chain from the Wall embankment.
The third part - 450 people will be able to pray at the Western Wall.
Lawyer Nati Rom, representing Amalabi, said: "The tradition will not be broken. We are glad that the flag dance continues even during the Crown, and we hope that next year we will have a particularly big event. We thank the Israeli police for their efforts and persistence ".
So, the feast of Jerusalem, albeit with restrictions, will still take place.
Ancient Mosque, Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount
Temple Mount is a special place for the Jewish people.
According to old legends, it was on it that Abraham had to give his own son, Isaac. Here the sanctuary was rebuilt in the form of a temple with an ark. The Temple Mount was the point from which the great Way of the Cross began. After the destruction of the temple, which occurred 40 years after its creation, two mosques were erected on this site. One of them was the Dome of the Rock.
This mosque impresses with its grandiose golden domes and is an outstanding example of architecture. Each of the domes in diameter reaches about 20 meters. Thanks to this, they are visible from almost anywhere in the city.
Inside the mosque is a rocky platform from which, according to legend, the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.
There is also a museum of Islamic art, and the Paradise Stone and Earth Stone are kept.
The internal halls of the mosque are decorated with marble, ceramic tiles and mosaic ornaments. Two-story galleries with multi-colored stained-glass windows stretch along the walls.
Even the most luxurious hotels in Jerusalem cannot be compared with this mosque in its splendor.
COVID-19 vaccination Centers Opens Across Israel
Around 10 community vaccination centers will begin operating in low-income areas across Israel.
With a focus on Israel's peripheral regions, centers will open in particular in the cities of Nahariya, Kiryat Gat, Karmiel, Eilat, Dimona, Arad, Safed, Kiryat Shmona, Shfaram and Sderot.