Religious Affairs David Azoulay (Shas) has passed away at age 64.
Azoulay has been struggling with cancer in recent months, often missing work at the ministry due to his illness.
Minister Aryeh Deri asked to pray "for the full and complete recovery of the Minister for Religious Affairs, Rabbi David Azoulay, David ben Perla, who needs great mercy from Heaven.”
Deri published the statement from the home of Minister Azoulay, where he stayed to help the family.
Azoulay was released from the hospital on Yom Kippur after a long hospitalization from among a number of such hospitalizations due to the worsening of his medical condition.