Shas' spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yossef has called secular teachers jackasses. In his weekly lecture broadcast on Shas' website, Yossef said, "There are some miserable people whose parents decided to put them in the secular educational system. Their teachers are jackasses. You need to add the [Hebrew letter] chet, to their titles." (adding the letter chet to the word morim - teachers in Hebrew - creates the word chamorim - jackasses - editor's note). "What do they teach there?" added Rabbi Ovadia. "They teach them history and all kinds of nonsense learned in nations around the world. That's it." According to the rabbi, "A strong Shas will demand the Education Ministry in order to pass on a Jewish and value-centered education."