Daily Briefing November 8: What lies ahead on religious issues and rental prices

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Diaspora and religion reporter Judah Ari Gross and real estate editor Danielle Nagler join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Gross discusses the reaction of the American Jewish community to last week’s Israeli election results and what could potentially push buttons for North American Jewry.

Nagler examines the rental market and the government changes that need to be made to make it easier for Israelis to find suitable housing.

Gross also talks about the religious parties that make up the new government and how that will affect issues of religion and state, including LGBTQ rights and the kosher certification process.

Nagler talks about the Israeli hospitality industry and its changes following the pandemic with regard to local and foreign tourists.

Items discussed include:

Herzog to American Jews: Respect Israeli election results even if you don’t like them

Vowing to lower prices, new government may target Israel’s wild rental market

Israel is about to have its most religious government; experts say there is no theocracy yet

Israel to build 8,000 new hotel rooms by 2023 as tourism picks up

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