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        4/23/2012, Iyar 1, 5772

      Father of Aryeh Der'i Passes Away

      Eliyahu Der'i, the father of former Shas party chairman Aryeh Der'i and former Be'er Sheva' chief rabbi Yehuda Der'i, passed away, Sunday evening at the Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem. His funeral is scheduled for Monday in Jerusalem and many political figures are expected to attend.

      Current Shas chairman Eli Yishai and other members of the movement sent their condolences to Aryeh Der'i, in which they cited his father for "working a lot on behalf of education for the children of Israel."