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  6/26/2013, Tammuz 18, 5773

Mercaz Harav Students Welcome Rabbi Shapira's Decision


Students at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem welcomed on Wednesday the decision of the head of the yeshiva, Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, to run for the position of Chief Rabbi.

"Rabbi Shapira is a symbol of humility and modesty. Just as he is a genius in Torah, he is a genius when it comes to modesty,” said Rabbi Shamir Sheintof, a teacher at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, in a conversation with Arutz Sheva. “This is a very important quality, especially today when we need individuals who know their place.”