As 5779 dawns, Minister Aryeh Deri has precious little to complain about. Still battling adversity that’s followed him even after his return to politics in 2011, it seems he’s finally reached his plateau of inner peace. The Shas party, which he received in a state of division and disunity, has reverted back to being a one-leader party — just the way he likes it. The education institutions under his charge are thriving and expanding; he has two major portfolios as Minister of the Interior and Minister of Development of the Negev and Galilee, the police investigations are just about behind him, and recent polls show the party picking up and passing the minimum election threshold.