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        8/19/2012, Elul 1, 5772

      Rabbi Ovadia Yoseph Sends Condolences to Wolfson Family

      Interior Minister Eli Yishai left Israel for the United States, Saturday night, in his role as leader of the Sephardic-hareidi Shas party, to pay a condolence call on the family of Rabbi Mordechai Zev Wolfson, who passed away last week.

      Yishai carried a letter from the party's spiritual leader, former chief rabbi Ovadia Yoseph, in which he recalled a time Rabbi Wolfson visited him. Rabbi Yoseph said he told the rabbi that one of the prophets used a certain grammatical form which contained Rabbi Wolfson's initials because the prophet anticipated the work Rabbi Wolfson would do to strengthen Torah institutions throughout the world.