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  10/9/2013, Cheshvan 5, 5774

"Aryeh Deri to Continues as Shas Leader"

Shas's Council of Torah Sages released on Wednesday a letter which expressed the wish that Member of Knesset Aryeh Deri will continue as chairman of the Shas party. The announcement comes following the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a former Chief Rabbi of Israel and the spiritual leader and mentor to the Shas party and its leaders. MK Deri have a heartfelt eulogy at his funeral on Monday, which was recorded as Israel' largest in the history of the modern state. MK Deri stressed that despite the absence of a spiritual leader, the Shas party would not split.