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Shas (, an acronym for Shomrei Sfarad, lit. "(Religious) Guardians of the Sephardim") is an ultra-orthodox religious political party in Israel. Founded in 1984 under the leadership of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a former Israeli Sephardi chief rabbi, who remained its spiritual leader until his death in October 2013, it primarily represents the interests of Haredi Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews.

Originally a small ethnic political group, Shas is currently Israel's seventh largest party in the Knesset. Since 1984, it has almost always formed a part of the governing coalition, whether the ruling party was Labor or Likud. As of 2015, Shas members currently sit with Likud in the government.

Shas (disambiguation)

Shas or SHAS may refer to:

  • Shas, Israeli political party
  • Shisha Sedarim, the Six Orders of Mishnah and Talmud
    • Vilna Edition Shas
  • Šas, village in Montenegro
  • Sacred Heart Apostolic School
  • Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas, footballer

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It lifted its dark and shaggy head and Shas looked into the pale yellow eyes and saw the agony and blind rag, they contained.

Now it looked as if all this was coming to an end, and Shas immediately called a meeting of his principal advisors in the board.

We go back a long way, and I'll never forget the work you did on White Sword - that's the only reason took the chance --' he paused to take a deep breath, and Shas sensing there was more to come, remained silent.

He was halfway into the city, racing the Jaguar down the the highway between the university and Groote Schuur, before he re covered from his affront at Michael's disloyalty, for that is how Shas saw his son's decision.