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.
Political writer Tal Schneider and religion and Diaspora affairs reporter Judah Ari Gross join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Gross talks about the start of Lag B’Omer festival in Israel, one year after the Mount Meron tragedy, and steps the government has taken this year to streamline the annual Mount Meron event and make it safer.
Schneider discusses a Knesset bill regarding army education scholarships and how it may become another test for the shaky coalition.
Gross also looks at the official apology from the World Zionist Organization following its involvement in protests against Women of the Wall at prayer services earlier this month.
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