Daily Briefing Sept. 19: Tailor-made COVID vaccines; Haredi TV stars on ‘Bnot Brak’


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 Sunday through Thursday.

Health reporter Nathan Jeffay and news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in tonight’s episode.

We begin with new tailored COVID shots coming Israel’s way. When will we see her?

Fixing weak electrical currents in a part of the brain can treat Parkinson’s disease, according to Israeli scientists, Jeffay explains how.

Israeli inventors are working on a foam to reverse gum recession in humans after successfully testing it on dogs and beginning to market the product to dogs. When can we expect to see this in the market?

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Spiro recently interviewed writer Yishai Sarid about his disturbing new novel, recently translated into English as Victorious.

Finally, we discuss the new reality TV show “Bnot Brak” which follows ultra-Orthodox women in the Haredi stronghold of Bnei Brak. What motivates these women to participate?

Articles discussed include:

Israelis to get new shots tailored to variants by end of month – COVID-Zar

Fixing low-level electric currents in part of brain may treat Parkinson’s – Israeli lab

Israeli foam for receding gums, having been successful in dogs, is soon destined for human use

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The Haredi women are not afraid to step out of the box – and onto the silver screen

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