Local ירושלים Meẖoz Yeru news, ישראל
Children begin to vaccinate in Israel after 16 years
From today, vaccination of the entire population begins in Israel, except for the excluded categories - children under 16 years of age and allergy sufferers.
From 4 February, all health insurance customers aged 16 and over will be able to schedule a queue for COVID-19 vaccinations through the usual queuing mechanism.
So far 3.2 million Israelis have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 1.8 million have received the second.
In the age group 70-90, about 80% of the population is fully vaccinated, at the age of 60-69 - 64% of Israelis, at the age of 50-59 - 35%.
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.