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Daily Briefing Sept. 20: A minister’s outburst; Uman, not just for adults; PM in US

Carrie Keller-Lynn discusses Tuesday’s Knesset debates, Canaan Lidor reports from Uman over Rosh Hashanah and Europe’s rabbis, and Tal Schneider updates on the PM’s US visit

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.

Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn and religion and Diaspora affairs reporter Canaan Lidor join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast, with a briefing from political correspondent Tal Schneider, reporting from the US.

Schneider offers an update on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to the US, including his meeting with Elon Musk, his first-ever meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the protesters awaiting him at every stop.

Keller-Lynn turns to Tuesday’s discussions in the Knesset and comments made by Likud minister David Amsalem in response to Netanyahu’s remarks to Elon Musk about the judicial overhaul.

Lidor discusses his trip to Uman, Ukraine, over Rosh Hashanah, along with the tens of thousands of male pilgrims who made the long, arduous trip, often with young sons in tow.

Keller-Lynn speaks about the Knesset approval of transferring NIS 149 million ($39 million) to the Religious Services Ministry and the intense debate over the sum of money following last week’s approval of nearly a half-billion shekels for ultra-Orthodox education and religious organizations.

Lidor also discusses an influx of funding to the Conference of European rabbis, the umbrella Jewish organization now relocated to Munich that has tried to rival Chabad as the leading Jewish umbrella group in Europe.

Discussed articles include:

Arguing overhaul still ‘good,’ Likud minister likens opponents to apartheid regime

On my umpteenth trip to Uman, I finally visited Rabbi Nachman’s grave

Knesset okays NIS 149 million for Rabbinate salaries, renovations of rabbis’ tombs

Orthodox European rabbinical group finds a home in Munich, with new funding

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