Rav Shalom Cohen Named Head of Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah

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rav-shalom-cohenRav Shalom Cohen, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Porat Yosef in Yerushalayim, has been named the head of the Shas party’s Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah.

Rav Cohen, who is 83, has been a member of the Shas Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah since its inception three decades ago.

Rav Cohen, who will now be referred to by the title “Maran Rosh Yeshiva” in Shas literature, will not be known as the nosi of the Moetzet, as Chacham Ovadiah Yosef was, but as the head of the Moetzet.

An asifa in honor of the appointment is scheduled to take place on Pesach.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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