Moshe Maya

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Moshe Maya
הרב משה מאיה.jpg
Date of birth (1938-08-03) 3 August 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Petah Tikva, Mandatory Palestine
Knessets 13
Faction represented in Knesset
1992–1996 Shas

Moshe Maya (Hebrew: משה מאיה‎‎, born 3 August 1938) is an Israeli rabbi and former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Shas between 1992 and 1996, and as Deputy Minister of Education and Culture from 1992 until 1993.


Born in Petah Tikva during the Mandate era, Maya was ordained as a rabbi, and served as the rabbi of Yad Eliyahu neighbourhood of Tel Aviv. He was elected to the Knesset on the Shas list in 1992, and was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Culture in Yitzhak Rabin's government,[1] holding the post until Shas left the coalition in 1993. He lost his seat in the 1996 elections.

Maya remained a member of Shas, and is currently part of its Shas Council of Torah Sages.[2] He also heads the Zikron Moshe yeshiva in Yad Eliyahu.[3]


  1. ^ Thirteenth Knesset: Government 25 Knesset website
  2. ^ Moshe Maya Shas (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Zichron Moshe Olam HaTorah

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