Faction represented in the Knesset 1988–1992 Shas Personal details Born (1952-10-11)11 October 1952 (age 69)
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.
- Yair Levy must stay in jail, panel rules The Jerusalem Post, 1 December 1994
- Yair Levy on the Knesset website