Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.
Zman Yisrael editor Biranit Goren and health reporter Nathan Jeffay join host Amanda Borschel-Dan, while diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman reports from Warsaw.
We hear from Berman, who is making his way from Warsaw to the Ukraine border. He met with Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich and we hear a few minutes from that interview. Please check The Times of Israel website for more updates on the Ukraine crisis.
Goren discusses an article on The Times of Israel’s sister Hebrew website Zman Yisrael by Ira Tolchin. In Israel, says Goren, the Russian and Ukrainian immigrant communities are exhibiting increasing solidarity during the armed conflict.
On March 1, the two-year emergency measures surrounding the coronavirus pandemic are being partially rescinded. Jeffay describes how Israel is faring now.
And finally, we hear about a fascinating new study in which Israeli scientists say they may be able to cut the risk of heart attack by rebalancing gut bacteria — using capsules containing germs collected from excrement.