News and updates about Shas

Aryeh Deri resigns from Knesset as part of plea bargain

Deri is to remain in office as chairman of the Shas movement.

Aryeh Deri resigns from Knesset as part of plea bargain

Haredi parties: We won't join coalition even if Netanyahu leaves politics

'We are faithful to the traditional public, we will not join a bad coalition,' Shas official says.

Haredi parties won't join gov't even if Netanyahu quits politics

Shas party supports Homesh yeshiva

Shas chairman, MKs arrive at settlers' protest tent outside PM's residence to show their support.

Shas party supports Homesh yeshiva

Aryeh Deri signs plea bargain without admission of criminal intent

Investigation began with "a huge tumult, ended without as much as a little mouse," in words of Attorney-General

Aryeh Deri signs plea bargain, no admission of criminal intent

Aryeh Deri: I will remain the chairman of Shas

Amid reports of his expected resignation from the Knesset, Deri makes clear he intends to remain Shas chairman.

Aryeh Deri: I will remain the chairman of Shas

Deri to plead guilty in plea bargain, resign from Knesset

Shas chairman to plead guilty to minor tax offenses, avoid jail time, be allowed to run for Knesset in next elections.

Deri to plead guilty in plea bargain, resign from Knesset

Shas criticizes Likud over statements on Shabbat

Shas blasts Likud after it publishes statements on Netanyahu's quarantine during Shabbat.

Shas criticizes Likud over statements on Shabbat

Shas MK claims Gantz violated quarantine

MK Moshe Arbel claims Defense Minister, who returned from the US, violated isolation by meeting MK from his party.

Shas MK claims Gantz violated quarantineplayer

Report: Senior haredi officials held talks with Yair Lapid

Yesh Atid response: 'When they need something, they know who to ask, and they do ask.'

Report: Senior haredi officials held talks with Yesh Atid chief

Member of Rishon Lezion council: 'Don't let gay lecturers into schools'

Shas party representative in Rishon Lezion slams allowing LGBTs to lecture in educational institutions. Mayor: 'Saddened and horrified.'

Member of Rishon Lezion council: 'Don't let gays into schools'

Deri: PM with 6 seats wants to disenfranchise a million people

Haredi politicians slam Bennett for saying political influence of haredim should be limited.

Deri: PM with 6 seats wants to disenfranchise a million people

Liberman: Shas, UTJ are the ones who hurt haredim

Finance Minister says haredi parties want to keep their constituents dependent on government handouts to ensure their elections.

Liberman: Shas, UTJ are the ones who hurt haredim

Shas to petition Supreme Court against Liberman subsidy cuts

Shas says decision to cut daycare subsidies for families of yeshiva students unlawfully discriminates against haredim.

Shas to petition Supreme Court against Liberman subsidy cuts

Shas MK: Shas has always supported the settlement enterprise

Shas MK Yinon Azoulay says the party members' visit to Evyatar is an expression of continued support for the settlement enterprise.

Shas MK: Shas has always supported the settlement enterpriseplayer

Israel Dog Unit briefs MKs on security for Evyatar

As part of his party's solidarity visit to Evyatar, Shas leader Aryeh Deri took the time to encourage the volunteers guarding the city.

Israel Dog Unit briefs MKs on security for Evyatar

Deri tells right-wing leaders not to join 'evil' government

Shas chairman warns other opposition members not to be tempted by 'crumbs' of committee leaderships, vows to bring down Bennett government.

Deri tells right-wing leaders not to join 'evil' government

Haredi MK: No adviser for haredi affairs

Haredi parties hold emergency meeting, agree not to cooperate with any 'haredi affairs adviser' appointed by new government.

Haredi MK: No adviser for haredi affairs

Shas rabbis call for prayers to annul 'government of wickedness'

Shas rabbis call for prayers and supplications after 'those who hate G-d' 'joined together to form government of wickedness.'

Shas rabbis call for prayers to annul 'government of wickedness'

Shas MK: 'We will make life miserable for the government'

'This is a paralyzed government, there's nothing they'll manage to push forward together,' MK Malkieli says.

Shas MK: 'We will make life miserable for the government'

Shas MK: Bennett acted fraudulently so the right wouldn't have 61 seats

MK Michael Malkieli of Shas blasts the members of the "bloc of change" amid the negotiations on the formation of a government.

Shas MK: Bennett acted fraudulently

Haredi leaders: 'Obligation to do everything to prevent center-left government'

Haredi Councils of Torah Sages urge Yamina to backtrack on unity government, warns center-left aims to 'persecute religion.'

'Obligation to do everything to prevent center-left government'

Aryeh Deri considering retiring from the Knesset

Shas leader says he will run party 'from the outside' if it is forced into the opposition.

Aryeh Deri considering retiring from the Knesset

Three haredi MKs resign from the Knesset

Ministers Deri and Litzman and Deputy Minister Maklev resign from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law.

Three haredi MKs resign from the Knesset

'Sa'ar, return to the right: The alternative is a fifth election'

Shas MK Michael Malchieli says majority voted for the right and a majority of the right voted for Netanyahu, voters don't want Meretz.

'Sa'ar, return to the right: The alternative is a 5th election'

Shas leader Deri: "I've had it with Liberman"

Aryeh Deri talks about his political peers at the 18th Jerusalem conference in Sheva.

Shas leader Deri: "I've had it with Liberman"

Shas sages fight back against media incitement

A fiery letter from the community leaders of the Haredi voter base takes issue with the public's opinion and the Supreme Court's rulings.

Shas sages fight back against media incitement

Senior officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked us not to rule out Lapid

Report: Shas and United Torah Judaism in disagreement on whether to consider joining government with Sa'ar and Bennett.

Officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked not to rule out Lapid

Deri: We will form a government headed by Netanyahu - with Bennett

Shas chairman convinced the next Prime Minister will be Netanyahu with the haredim and Bennett, and that Gideon Sa'ar will join too.

'We will form a government headed by Netanyahu - with Bennett'

Shas trying to woo Ethiopian voters

MK Moshe Abutbul meets with Ethiopian leaders in Karmiel, discussing their community's needs.

Shas trying to woo Ethiopian voters

Only vaccinated, recovered, to be Shas polling station workers

Shas chairman announces 8,000 Shas polling station employees must present vaccination or COVID recovery certificate.

Only vaccinated, recovered, to be Shas polling station workers

Knesset Speaker asked to condemn MK who refuses to be vaccinated

Shas MK writes to Knesset Speaker, demands he condemn MK Eli Avidar who has publicly declared he would refuse to be vaccinated.

Knesset Speaker asked to condemn MK who refuses vaccine

Deri: Enough wild incitement, lies, hatred of haredim

Shas Chairman says infection coefficient in general sector exceeded 1, while among haredim, it dropped to 0.86. 'Most haredim meticulous.'

Deri: Enough wild incitement, lies, hatred of haredim

Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Shalom Cohen says presence at demonstrations forbidden

Shas spiritual leader issues sweeping directive against participating in demonstrations, 'All who violate are partners in desecrating G-d.'

Shas spiritual leader says presence at demonstrations forbiddenplayer

Netanyahu seeking to renew 'right-wing bloc'?

Prime Minister meets heads of United Torah Judaism and Shas, seeks to find out whether they would agree to renew the right-wing bloc.

Netanyahu seeking to renew 'right-wing bloc'?

Shas to support regulation of 'Young Settlements'

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri instructs party to support Bezalel Smotrich bill to regulate 'Young Settlements.

Shas to support regulation of 'Young Settlements'

Yeshivat Orayta marks Rav Feinstein’s shloshim by dividing study of Shas (Chalukat Hashas)

Marking the Shloshim of Hagaon Harav Dovid Feinstein zt”l that fell last week, Yerushalayim’s charedi yeshivah-high school Or

Yeshivat Orayta marks Rav Feinstein’s shloshim by dividing Shasplayer

Shas 'furious' with Gantz for voting to dissolve Knesset

"Gantz doesn't even want elections, but party members want to bring him down & replace him."

Shas 'furious' with Gantz for voting to dissolve Knesset

Deri: Bennett is my friend but he set me aside in 2013

Shas chairman explains why he gave up on mediating between Netanyahu and Gantz and clarifies: Bennett is my friend.

Deri: Bennett is my friend but he set me aside in 2013

Liberman: 'Shas and United Torah Judaism work for the murderers'

Yisrael Beyteinu head attacks haredi parties, 'calls on women's organizations to declare war on Shas and United Torah Judaism.'

Liberman: 'Shas and United Torah Judaism work for the murderers'player

Shas MK leaves Housing Ministry

Minister Yitzhak Cohen announces he prefers to focus on his work as a minister in the Ministry of Finance.

Shas MK leaves Housing Ministry