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  • In first ruling, new Shas leader pans women in academics

    June 24, 2014 | 12:45 pm

    The new spiritual leader of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas movement said women should not pursue academic studies.

    Rabbi Shalom Cohen said in an official letter published Monday on the haredi Orthodox website Kikar HaShabbat that women’s participation in academic pursuits, including...

  • Netanyahu’s office denies son dating non-Jewish woman

    January 29, 2014 | 10:09 am

    The son of Benjamin Netanyahu is not dating a non-Jewish Norwegian woman, an official in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office reportedly told the head of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party.

    Israel’s Channel 10 reported Wednesday that the official told Aryeh Deri in a meeting that...

  • Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, founder of Shas and Sephardic sage, dies at 93

    October 7, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Israeli sage who founded the Sephardic Orthodox Shas political party and exercised major influence on Jewish law, has died.

    Yosef died Monday at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. He was 93.

    He served as Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi from 1973 to...

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