Rabbi Ovadia Yosef expressed a strong desire to visit the tomb of Joshua son of Nun in Samaria. Speaking to his grandchildren, Rabbi Yosef asked if it would be possible for him to visit the site.
“Do we have any tomb like that of Yehoshua [Joshua] son of Nun? Where, tell me? … Yehoshua ben-Nun learned from Moshe Rabbeinu. He was among the greatest of the first prophets, he spoke to G-d directly,” Rabbi Yosef said.
Thousands are expected to visit the tomb Tuesday night to mark the anniversary of his passing.