BR 15:06, Dec 1999
Jots & Tittles
1,000 Ways to Celebrate Y2K
The millennium is coming, the millennium is coming! For many, the millennium means a chance to celebrate the 2,000th birthday of Jesus. And the towns of Israelparticularly Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehemare expecting at least twice as many visitors as usual.
The celebration will begin on New Years Eve, when Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians will join hands in a circle around the Dead Sea for a big hug. The Millennium Great Embrace, sponsored by Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, is expected to draw 100,000 well-wishers, according to Israels Ministry of Tourism. The celebration will also feature hot-air balloon rides over the Dead Sea, campfires in the surrounding hills, concerts and a multimedia show. (To participate, contact Israels Ministry of Tourism at 1888-77-ISRAEL; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)