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        1/8/2014, Shevat 7, 5774

      Mourners Demand Access to Rav Ovadia's Grave

      Hundreds of mourners gathered on Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem on Wednesday requesting access to the grave of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. The mourners complained that officials closed the gravesite in the evening. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was a former chief rabbi of Israel. His funeral in October was one of the largest in the modern history of the country.