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December 12, 2014 2:27 pm

Ahead of Upcoming Israeli Elections, Key Rabbis Warn of Shas Party Split

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Arutz Sheva – A new twist in the apparently imminent possibility of a split in the hareidi Shas party occurred, as key senior rabbis in the Sephardic community vowed they would leave the party too, if former chairperson Eli Yishai breaks off due to heavy demands leveled on him by chairperson Aryeh Deri.

While Deri appears to have more support than Yishai from the Shas Council of Torah Sages, the prominent 70-year-old Rabbi Meir Mazuz who is dean of Yeshiva Kisei Rachamim has warned that he will leave Shas with Yishai, reports Walla!.

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