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1 Beit Jann Presentation prepared by: wahid kablan Beit jann, Israel May 3, 2010 Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

2 Beit jann In the north of Israel, in the heart of Mount Meron nature reserve located on the airline between the two towns Karmiel and Tzfat. The village is built on series of mountains in the Upper Galilee and considered to be the highest settlement in the whole country. Beit jann today having a population of 10,600, all of them are druze. The village is about 800 years old Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

3 General details Municipal status: local Council Location:940 m above sea level Founded : 18th century Population : 10,600persons Change in population : 1.1% Population Density:2087 per square kilometer Jurisdiction:5079 donam Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

4 history  The name of the village is probably many genes. Another thought holds that instead of sitting at the city of Beit Dagon The site be identified as the Biblical "Beth- Dagon" of the Galilee, which was listed in the region of the Tribe of Asher. This identification relies, among other considerations, on the similarity of the Biblical name to the modern name. The Biblical site may have been located inside the village of Beit Jan or in one of the Iron age sites near it.Beth- Dagon Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

5 Organizational Structure mayor Legal advise r Council engineer Council secretary Education division Foreman Manpower Sanitatio n Division Asset dep Accounting Accounting dep Salary accountant municipal taxes Purchasing Department Internal auditor Social dep Plenary council Vice mayor committees Agriculture Tenders Tourism Planning & construction Education & Culture Business licensing Mayor head office Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

6 EDUCATION Number Elementary Schools Number of ClassesNumber of Students 3 47 1339 number secondary school Number of Classes Number of Students 1 21 672 Number of high schools Number of Classes Number of Students 1 20 577 Preschool genes Number of kids 21 579 GRAND TOTAL30% 109 3167 Number of teachers : 217 Percentage of matriculation eligibility: 64% BA : 1.5% MA : 0.5% COLLAGES: 4% Total high education 6% Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

7 Economic Data Number of employees :3216 person ( 30%) Average wages: 6188 shekel socio-economic status : 4 Index Ginny : 0.4093 Disability benefit recipients: 291 Nursing allowance recipients: 131 Old age pension recipients : 388 income supplement allowance recipients :97 (Total benefit recipients 8.5%) Percentage of recruits for military service : 83% sources for living :tourism, agriculture and service of security, trade and services small businesses Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

8 Important places holy makam bahae aldein Site paragliding jump Pinkie woods Springs : aljeromn’ alwraka ‘ elnoom ‘ sartaba guest rooms 240 rooms Oil press Caves Small businesses, restaurants, cafes Winter snow Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

9 The village A night view of the center of the village of Beit Jan is seen below. The village is spread over several hills around the center. Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

10 The high mountain Ha'Ari (1048M) is located on the south side of the village. The photo below shows the highest peak in the ridge is seen below, with a view of the valley of the Kerem Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

11 A view towards the east is seen below, with the Sea of Galilee in the far left background. Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

12 Druze flag Each color represents different aspects of the Druze faith: * Red: symbolizes the heroism, courage and love * Yellow: knowledge, enlightenment and Wheat * Green: Earth and nature * Blue: patience, forgiveness, brotherhood (emotion), Sky and Water * White : Peace, Reconciliation and purity Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

13 Druze star *Red (al - nafsh) represents the "soul", the moon gets light (back light of the sun and noble) and Shaheed (shrine) of truth in every age generation. * Yellow (al - kalemah): represents the "word", the intermediary between the witness and the Kingdom of the material realm. "Word" is the purest form of expression most soft embodiment of truth. * Green (al - Aqel) represents the "soul", messianic consciousness, ancient appearance of truth, the sun whose light creates the knowledge of the truth possible. * Blue (Do - Saabyak) represents the potential, strength of mind of being the will. * White (al - Thalia) represents the realization of "being the will, the formation of the will as power, full realization of the Platonic world's material world of matter. Flag colors meanings according to different interpretation: Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

14 Foundation of the Druze faith - 11th C The Druze faith, an offshoot of the Ismaili of Islam, can be traced back to the times of Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, the 6th Fatimid Caliph in Egypt (996-1021 AD). Al-Hakim, an eccentric ruler of the Fatimid empire, was proclaimed as a prophet (1017) by his follower, Muhammad bin Ismail Nashtakin ad-Darazi. Darazi who later (1018) executed by the orders of Al-Hakim. Caliph Al-Hakim himself disappeared (assassinated?) in 1021. However, the new faith continued through other followers, such as Hamza ibn 'Ali ibn Ahmad, the first leader of the new faith. Hamza and other members of the new faith were forced to hide in exile in the remote mountains of Lebanon, where the faith grew over the years, spreading to Syria and Israel. During the 13th C Druze villagers from the Shuf mountains of Lebanon founded three villages in the area: Beit Jan, Zavud and Jermak. Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

15 Customs rules The religious sphere is kept a connection between Israel and the Druze Druze around the graves of the five-level holy; A. Nabi - Shueib Hattin, B. Nabi - Sabalan Ahrafis village on the border of Lebanon. C. Nabi - Khader village Yasif western Galilee. D. Nabi - Ipuri Majdal - shams. E. Nabi - Baha Aladdin at bet Jann... Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

16 Seven Laws (Ataalim) Druze are (6) - A - Save tongue - honesty, loyalty to the promise, avoiding gossip and saving secret on. B. protection of the brothers - Help Druze when in trouble (physically, or spiritually). C - avoiding photographers Idolatry D - renunciation of the devil and avoiding evil deeds E-The uniqueness of God at any time F- And receiving acts of God M - total acceptance with the hidden decrees of God known things Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

17 Traditional customs, manners and etiquette  Birth customs Edit circumcision is done in the first week at my family.  The hosts give the newborn baby gift. newborn baby on his shoulder and give amulet or blue eye evil eye Engagement Ceremony Edit an engagement ceremony often includes a written editing "Alaked" Sometimes held in a family without a "set". engagement period ranges from years to three years at the same time preparing the bride During the engagement the groom builds the house New. Traditional and religious parents did not approve the bride "fiancee" to goFiancee alone unaccompanied son or daughter of the family. Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

18 Wedding customs * A week before the wedding the bride with the groom goes to buy his parents All the ingredients. This practice hole "Alksuah. wedding week the groom's mother buys all women of the family and friends special clothing called (bdlee) This practice is called (hollaa). Druze wedding ceremony consists of two different religious wedding when central dining editors all guests and family with the general public attended the "Do not - report it" - bringing the bride from her parents to the parents of the groom. The second wedding is held much joy, poetry and singing, dancing Druze popular “dabke." Two stages during the seven days are Wedding. Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

19 Course of seven days of the wedding Sunday - Preparation of the basic ingredients of dishes for the wedding. Monday - "Whisper to the Korn" completion of the bride's dowry - Knitting Lace, sewing, etc.. Tuesday - "Kiss the Kelada" Preparation of the bride by the chain claw Her friends. Wednesday - the day baking. Thursday - the night of the henna “et3lelli" groom's henna party. Friday - Night of "Samadhi" - the bride's party, the "C" No! "- Tex Central bride. Saturday - the day the groom - which held a ceremony “ezafee". The groom is placed in the middle of a circle, surrounded by friends and family and the book of the village telling it. The participants sang a special song groom applause during the ceremony "report to" develop the arrival of the bride groom's parents stick Entrance to the right of the door or over the door of dough mixed with flowers and money, It is followed by the groom and makes it into action when he catches up with the dough Above all from the face of the bride removes the handkerchief (almandeila) presses Her hand and said: Welcome. Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

20 Druze society accepted practices not allowed religious religious stranger to shake hands with members of the family that includes the Great Allowed to shake hands with a white, husband, brother, grandfather, father, uncle, brother or son of a nurse. elders through which not closing the gate during the day, and is open as a symbol of hospitality. Do not beggars Druze society. Always consumed getting financial help from the family, Company or from the service. a woman does not go before a man. Druze unisex clothing should always be complete and modest. Who vows a vow - a vow must contribute money to a saint. The welcome dinner at the beginning and at the end. Not acceptable to talk while eating. Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

21 Al Adha holiday, the children receive money from family members, especially grandparents. Always respect the adult and give it the respect it did not sit in his place, Get up when he entered the room, do not go and talk to him or interrupt him Speaking. for every man and woman single or married adults (especially religious) to write a will write upside down in their heritage division who they want. Ulmorish right to change the Will as long as he lives. *All religious be wearing traditional religious garb all the time. visiting a holy place getting a piece of cloth called "Edasthora" or or tie at the neck (a blessing of the place). Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

22 Funeral and mourning religious and social order is to attend the funeral and to attend and visit the Grieving family and comfort. *From the moment of death, the deceased is placed at home with the women around funerals to nested Date of burial. The burial was the women did not participate alongside men to act according to the Druze religion and tradition according to which all events in, mixing the two species. The Department of Charities dead "money" all houses of worship and places Saints, this was done after the funeral mass, in the cemetery. During the funeral ceremony participation includes physical arrival condole Grieving family, do not eat and drink. There is no memorial ceremonies except grave spaces must who fell in the Druze Israel graves of prophets and righteous. Construction of unacceptable graves - "monuments" but Druze prophets, saints Druze are known spaces fallen in wars of Israel. “ While the funeral men wear a white veil their heads and "wheat" as a symbol of mourning. Prepared by Wahid Kablan ®

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