Meir Mazuz

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Meir Mazuz in 2009

Meir Mazuz, a political leader and Sephardic Haredi rabbi in Israel,[1] is the dean of the Kisse Rahamim yeshivah,[2][3] and the son of the Rabbi and Judge of Tunis, Rabbi Matzliah Mazuz (1912 - 1971). Originally from Djerba, his father quickly rose to prominence due to his learning, until he was assassinated in 1971. He is the author of the Responsa Ish Matzliah. Rabbi Mazuz serves as the spiritual leader of Yachad. He is the mara d'atra of Tunisian Jews.[4]

In March 2020 he claimed that the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was a divine punishment for the holding of gay pride parades.[5]


  1. ^ "Rabbi Meir Mazuz and the battle for Orthodox Judaism". Jerusalem Post. 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ Sharon, Jeremy (2 February 2015). "Yahad spiritual patron Mazuz slams haredim for supporting Left". Jerusalem Post.
  3. ^ Sharon, Jeremy (28 December 2014). "Rabbi Meir Mazuz responds to Rabbi Cohen's attack on Yishai". Jerusalem Post.
  4. ^ "More on Unseating of Eli Yishai as Shas Leader". Yeshiva World News. 22 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Israeli rabbi: Coronavirus outbreak is divine punishment for gay pride parades". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 2020-04-06.