The spiritual leader of Shas, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, commented on the return of Aryeh Deri to the party, saying: "This week, sanctity occurred. The triple bond will not be disconnected: Rabbi Eliyahu Yishai, Rabbi Aryeh Deri, Rabbi Ariel Atias."
"Our movement has exhibited its power in the Torah, in virtues, in supporting yeshivas, the poor and the weak. That is why they deserve all the blessings in the Torah," said Ovadia Yosef. (Akiva Novik)