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 panel comprises Times of Israel senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and health reporter Nathan Jeffay, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
We begin today’s episode with a discussion of the sad case of Osnat Ben Shitrit, a mother of four who died from the coronavirus Saturday night along with her 30-week fetus.
Jeffay then apprises us of new research and explains just what some of the headlines’ statistics mean.
We turn to a “joke” made by Weekend Update co-host Michael Che on this week’s Saturday Night Live that not all (or many?) are finding funny.
And finally, we hear a few tidbits from everybody’s favorite bubbe, Effie Hertzke, who won hearts — and chuckles — during her interview on Sunday with top Israeli anchor Rafi Reshef.