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.
Discussed articles include:
Michaeli promises to run Tel Aviv light rail on Shabbat starting next year” Michaeli promises to run Tel Aviv light rail on Shabbat starting next year
Check out yesterday’s Daily Briefing episode: