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Daily Briefing Oct. 7 – Opining on Iran, COVID-19 and Israel’s Oscar contender

ToI editor David Horovitz, Ops chief Miriam Herschlag and arts writer Jessica Steinberg discuss virus cases, US policy on Iran and a Palestinian drama that swept the Ophir awards

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.

Today’s podcast guests are Times of Israel editor David Horovitz and Ops and Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag, hosted by Jessica Steinberg.

Horovitz discusses the decline in the latest coronavirus wave, along with comments made by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the UN regarding COVID-19 policies in Israel.

Herschlag speaks about one of the site’s top op-eds, with a strong take on what Israel’s position should be regarding the US strategy on Iran.

She also points out two other blogs leading the site, one by a Jerusalem mohel and another by a rabbi educator writing about loving one’s children who leave religion.

Horovitz also speaks about the ceremony in Kyiv commemorating the victims of the Babi Yar massacre.

Finally, Steinberg, Horovitz and Herschlag discuss the Ophir Awards, and the kerfuffle regarding politics and the winning film, Eran Kolirin’s “Let It Be Morning.”

Discussed articles include:

Top health official says fourth COVID wave on the wane, could end soon

Israel must actively oppose US return to the JCPOA

At Babi Yar massacre site, Herzog decries years of silence, ongoing denial

The New Yorker’s botched circumcision article

Thou shalt love your child who leaves religion

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