Council of Torah Sages call on MK Amsalem to resign

November 22, 2010 23:11

The Council of Torah Sages and Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef on Monday called on Shas MK Rabbi Haim Amsalem to return the mandate he received from the leader of the council and resign from the Knesset.

During a council meeting, convened specifically to discuss the issue of Amsalem and his views on yeshiva stipends and religious conversions, it was decided that if Amsalem does not resign or return the mandate, he will be considered a thief.In the meeting, attended by all members of the council including Shas leader Eli Yishai, recent media interviews by Amsalem were heard.

According to the secretary of the council, Rabbi Raphael Pinschi, Yosef burst into tears after hearing Amsalem's words.

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