Shalom Cohen

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Shalom Cohen

Shalom Cohen (27 October 1931[1] – 22 August 2022) was a leading Sephardi rabbi. He was born in Jerusalem and was the rosh yeshiva of the Old City branch of Porat Yosef Yeshiva and the spiritual leader of the Shas political party.

He was a member of the party's Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah rabbinic council from 1984 until his death.[1] At the time of his death, he was the party's oldest member.[2]

Cohen died on 22 August 2022 in Jerusalem at the age of 91.[3]

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.
  3. "אבל בעולם התורה: חכם שלום כהן הלך לעולמו בגיל 91". Arutz Sheva (in Hebrew). 22 August 2022. Retrieved 22 August 2022.