Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 20-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.
Today is day 56 of the war. Health editor Renee Ghert-Zand and education reporter Gavriel Fiske join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Ghert-Zand reports that while most returning hostages are “okay,” all undergo extensive medical tests and then get a tailored program for recovery. She adds information about some specific released hostages and the emotional care that will need to continue indefinitely.
Fiske updates on schooling in the country’s center and 351 pop-up schools created for evacuated K-12 children throughout the country.
He also looks at a special pocket edition of the book of Genesis created by a Jerusalem publisher for reserve soldiers, printed to use in the weeks since the war began on October 7.
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