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 religion reporter Canaan Lidor join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.
Yesterday, 32-year-old Meir Tamari was fatally shot while driving near the settlement of Hermesh in the northern West Bank. Goren gives us more information about this terrorist attack.
Hundreds of thousands of Haredi Israelis attended the funeral of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, an influential Ashkenazi spiritual leader who died in Bnei Brak yesterday at the age of 100. Lidor was there.
Goren explains how his death has left a sort of vacuum. What do we know about who may fill it?
On Sunday, a tour boat capsized on an Italian lake, killing four people, including an Israeli man. But ever since, the facts are increasingly mysterious. Goren fills us in.
Also on Sunday, Christian worshipers who prayed at an archaeological park bordering the Western Wall were met by hundreds of Jewish protesters, including Jerusalem’s deputy mayor, shouting at them to leave over allegations of proselytization. Lidor gives background.
And finally, after 96 minutes without a goal for either side, Israel’s national Under-20 soccer team scored a 97th-minute goal to upend Uzbekistan 1-0 in the World Cup tournament in Argentina last night.
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