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 guests are health and science correspondent Nathan Jeffay and feature writer Amy Spiro, with Raoul Wootliff hosting.
On today’s show, we look at the preparations for the first Jewish festival in Israel without restrictions on family gatherings since before the pandemic began in early 2020.
On Rosh Hashanah eve, we take a look back at the year that was 5781 and ask how Israel and its citizens have coped with the virus over the past 12 months.
Plus, a day after the completion of the Paralympics — held this year in the shadow of the virus — we review the past two weeks of Israeli sporting achievements in Tokyo.
Finally, doctors in Israel have separated conjoined twins — and say that after the tense 12-hour operation, both babies are likely to live completely normal lives. We’ll look at the seeming miracle operation that took place days ago.
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