Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

On April 23, 1997, the general secretary of Israel’s Sephardi orthodox Shas movement, Rabbi Aryeh Deri, was carried shoulder high above the roar of more than 20,000 adoring supporters gathered in the Givat Ram sports stadium in West Jerusalem. “We are all Deri,” was one chant; “Deri equals Dreyfus” was another.

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How to cite this article:

Graham Usher "The Enigmas of Shas," Middle East Report 207 (Summer 1998).