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  Elul 1, 5772 , 19/08/12

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.

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