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Shas - escapist par excellence

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Submitted by David Guy (Israel), Nov 29, 2005 at 15:25

There is nothing to be baffled about. Shas became a new start party springing out of the Agudat Israel / Haredi grouping. In general it was a protest against the exclusion of Sephardim from power ,in what is and probably always will be, the Ashkenasi Haredi party. Specifically it was a protest against the exclusion and ridicule of Spiritual Leader Ovadia Yosef from the Council of Torah Sages.
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