|Date of birth||7 May 1951|
|Place of birth||Jerusalem, Israel|
|Knessets||15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
|2006–2013||Minister without Portfolio|
Nahari was born in Jerusalem in 1951 to Yemenite Jewish immigrant parents, and studied in a yeshiva. After his national service he was ordained as a rabbi, and also gained a BA from Lifschitz Teaching College. After graduating he went on to become a headteacher, and also served as a consultant to the Deputy Minister of Education and a member of the Education Ministry directorate, later becoming Director of Department of Haredi Culture in the ministry.
He retained his seat in both the 2003 and 2006 elections, and was made a Minister without Portfolio in Ehud Olmert's government. In September 2006 he was given a position in the Finance Ministry with responsibilities for education and welfare. After his appointment, he proposed a bill which would require local authorities to fund unrecognised ultra-orthodox schools, which was passed despite opposition from the Attorney General and Education Minister Yuli Tamir.
Nahari retained his seat again in the 2009 elections, having been placed fifth on the Shas list, and was appointed a Minister without Portfolio again. He was re-elected again in 2013, but Shas were excluded from the coalition government. After another re-election in 2015 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Welfare and Social Services in the new government formed in May 2015. In January 2016 he was moved to the Deputy Minister of the Interior portfolio. Later in the month he resigned from the Knesset to allow Yigal Guetta to become an MK, but remained a deputy minister under the Norwegian Law. Nahari resigned from his position shortly after Guetta's resignation from the Knesset and returned on September 20, 2017 to his place in the Knesset in accordance to the Norwagian Law, replacing Danny Saida. A week later he was reinstated as deputy minister.
Nahari is married with five children and lives in Jerusalem.
- Shas MK Meshulam Nahari appointed minister in Finance Ministry Haaretz, 27 September 2006
- Cabinet, defying AG, okays bill to fund Haredi, alternative schools Haaretz, 6 May 2007
- New Shas MK Yigal Guetta sworn in The Jerusalem Post, 26 January 2016
- Gueta is no longer MK: Until Nahari will take his place, Danny Saida is a one-day MK Channel 10, 19 September 2017
- Meshulam Nahari: Particulars Knesset website
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