“We say with caution, the magic has started.” We don’t want to overstate things. The country is still on lockdown. The orthodox are still not fans of social distancing. And the airport has been closed to international travel. All that said, Israel is acting as a petri dish for the world, and so far, signs are hopeful that the vaccines stop the spread of Covid-19 and that we could be celebrating, next year in Jerusalem. NYT: Israel’s Vaccination Results Point a Way Out of Virus Pandemic.

+ The Guardian: Vaccinated Israeli grandparents play with grandchildren again.

+ Johnson & Johnson asks FDA to authorize its Covid-19 vaccine.