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.
Religion reporter Judah Ari Gross and Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.
Gross discusses statistics that show a higher incidence of sexual abuse in Israel’s religious school system than in the secular one.
Keller-Lynn looks at efforts by Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli to institute Shabbat railroad service ahead of upcoming elections.
Gross talks about the unlikely way a Utah law allowing wedding ceremonies via Zoom has eased the path toward civil weddings in Israel.
Keller-Lynn speaks about Arab nationalist party Balad and its disqualification from the upcoming elections.
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