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Asher Ohana

Asher Ohana
Date of birth 1945
Place of birth Morocco
Year of aliyah 1956
Ministerial roles
2001–2003 Minister of Religious Affairs

Asher Ohana (Hebrew: אשר אוחנה‎, born 1945) is an Israeli civil servant who served as Minister of Religious Affairs between 2001 and 2003.

Born in Morocco in 1945, Ohana joined Shas in 1992, and served on Beit Shemesh's local council. Between 1997 and 1998 he was director general of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, and in 1999 became Shas' secretary general.[1]

When Shas joined Ariel Sharon's national unity government in 2001, Ohana was appointed Minister of Religious Affairs, despite not being a member of the Knesset. He remained in the post until the formation of a new government following the 2003 elections.


  1. Asher Ohana Jewish Virtual Library

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