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  10/9/2013, Cheshvan 5, 5774

"Differences with Rav Ovadia Don't Obscure Greatness"

The Rosh Yeshiva of Beit El Rabbi Zalman Melamed eulogized Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who passed away on Monday. His funeral was the largest in Israel's history. "Our differences should not obscure his greatness and his great contribution to world of the Torah, especially among the Sephardic public," Rabbi Melamed stated. "We learn to honor scholars who have opinions different from our own." Rabbi Melamed also praised his "tremendous love of Torah and was liked by all those who knew him," he added.