Yehuda Deri, chief rabbi of Beersheba and brother of Shas leader Aryeh Deri, passes away

Deri was considered a leading candidate for succeeding Yitzhak Yosef as the chief Sephardi rabbi of Israel

Shas Party's 'Rabbis Law' withdrawn amid coalition dispute

The "Rabbis Law," promoted by the Shas party, was withdrawn from a first reading vote in the Knesset after it became clear the coalition did not have a majority.