Daily Briefing September 8: Incredible shrinkage of women in Knesset; religious reforms

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Joining host Amanda Borschel-Dan are religious correspondent Judah Ari Gross and political correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn.

The National Unity party was launched to much fanfare on Monday and last night number three on the list, former IDF chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot, gave us a glimpse of his thoughts on the movement settlers at a first fair event in the northern town of Metula. What did he say?

Today, Yesh Atid launches its “Women’s List”. What is the state of female representation in the next Knesset?

The Israeli government recently introduced new regulations to encourage religious funeral societies to hold burial ceremonies for stillbirths. First, we hear how the Jewish tradition views the situation. What are we currently doing?

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has ruled that the living father of an American who refused to grant his wife a ritual divorce for nearly two decades cannot be buried in Israel, in a bid to pressure the husband to that he free his “chained” wife. We hear more.

Items discussed include:

Eisenkot castigates settler agenda, putting it at odds with his own party’s right flank

Israel encourages proper burials for stillborn babies to ‘ease the suffering of families’

In precedent, rabbinical court rules family of divorce denial cannot be buried in Israel

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