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Rabbi Shalom Cohen of the Shas Party Council of Torah Sages, called the knitted yarmulke Israelis 'Amalek.'
Rabbi Shalom Cohen of the Shas Party Council of Torah Sages.

Shas Sephardic Party Spiritual leader Rabbi Shalom Cohen, age 87, was hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem on Sunday after he was injured in a fall.

“Rabbi and Yeshiva Dean Shalom Cohen was admitted to the hospital today after reporting pains in his leg following a fall,” a Shas party spokesperson said in a statement.

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“In accordance with the advice of the doctors during consultations with Minister [Aryeh] Deri, it was decided the rabbi will remain in the hospital overnight for a series of examinations,” the statement continued.

Deri accompanied the rabbi to the medical center and remained with him at the hospital during the examination and subsequent treatment.

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