Peres meets with Shas leaders on eve of 7th day of Passover

March 31, 2013 11:05

President Shimon Peres met with Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, as done annually on the eve of the seventh day of Passover, Army Radio reported Sunday.

Shas heads Arye Deri and Eli Yishai joined in the closed gathering, during which Rabbi Yosef raised the issue of the enlistment of yeshiva students to Peres. During the meeting Rabbi Yosef said to Peres: "The Torah defends Israel. As long as Israel engages in Torah - God will not leave us".

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