Eli Yishai
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The Shiva house Rabbi Shalom Cohen, head of Shas' Council of Torah Sages, received a visit from former Shas head Eli Yishai, and his supporter Rabbi Meir Mazuz. 

Despite the tension between the two sides, due to last year's contentious election, Rabbis Cohen and Mazuz discussed only Torah matters, the memory of R' Cohen's late wife, and her family's roots.

Following the death of the Rabbanit Cohen Yishai published some words of eulogy and comfort. "We are shocked and broken at the news of the passing away of the great woman Rabbanit Cohen, who shared Rabbi Cohen's life for many decades and accepted great suffering upon herself at the end of her life with love.

"I merited seeing some of the Rabbanit's great deeds, her dedication to Torah study, and her pleasant ways, all quietly and modestly, without any pretensions. She merited raising a generation of children, all of whom are busy with Torah and Mitzvot."

On Friday the Prime Minister paid a visit to Rabbi Cohen's house and offered his condolences. This morning (Sunday), Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon visited.