Haim Amsellem

Haim Amsellem

About Me
A renowned Torah scholar, prolific author and politician, Rabbi Haim Amsellem graduated Yeshivat Kisse Rahamim and was ordained as a Rabbi at 20 years old by Dean of the Yeshiva Rabbi Meir Mazuz and the late Rishon LeTzion Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. He has previously served as chief rabbi in various communities in Israel and abroad. A founding member of the Shas party, Rabbi Amsellem was elected into the Knesset in 2006 and again in 2009. Following differences with party leadership, he resigned from Shas and with a renewed Zionist vision established the Am Shalem movement, combating religious extremism, fighting for equal army service amongst all Israelis, a lenient and less rigorous "conversion" process and much more. Rabbi Amsellem has recently launched his candidacy for the Jewish Home party, in hopes of entering the 21st Knesset. Please visit his website: http://www.amsalem-mifkad.com/.