Shalom Cohen

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Shalom Cohen (born 27 October 1931)[1] is a leading Sephardi rabbi. He was born in Jerusalem. He is rosh yeshiva of the Old City branch of Porat Yosef Yeshiva and the spiritual leader of the Shas political party.

He has been a member of the party's Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah rabbinic council since 1984,[1] and is its oldest member.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Labin, Yoel Asher. "'There Is So Much Torah Here!': My conversation with Rav Shalom Cohen and Rav David Yosef". Ami, April 1, 2015, p. 124.
  2. Ettinger, Yair (19 April 2014). "Shas party's new spiritual leader: Deputy religious services minister is 'crazy'". Haaretz.