Yair Levy

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Yair Levy
Date of birth (1952-10-11) 11 October 1952 (age 65)
Place of birth Tiberias, Israel
Knessets 12
Faction represented in Knesset
1988–1992 Shas

Yair Levy (Hebrew: יאיר לוי‎, born 11 October 1952) is an Israeli rabbi and former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Shas between 1988 and 1992.


Born in Tiberias in 1952, Levy attended a rabbinical seminary, and was certified as a rabbi. During his national service in the IDF he was a camp commander in the Oded Brigade and was injured during the Yom Kippur War.

He joined the Shas party during the 1980s, and served as its secretary and secretary of its schooling system. He was elected to the Knesset on the party's list in 1988, but lost his seat in the 1992 elections. In 1993 he was jailed for five years for embezzling NIS 500,000 from the party's El HaMa'ayan organisation.[1]

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  1. ^ Yair Levy must stay in jail, panel rules The Jerusalem Post, 1 December 1994

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