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Former Rabbi of Aleppo, Syria, dies in New York at 93

Rabbi Yom Tov Yedid, formerly the Rabbi of the ancient Jewish community of Aleppo, dies after a distinguished career in Torah scholarship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2016, 11:25 AM

'Torah institutions are flowering thanks to Netanyahu'

Leading rabbis and politicians take part in sheva brachot of Chief Rabbi Yosef's youngest daughter, and recall Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Orli Harari, 6/3/2016, 2:30 PM

Rabbi Yosef's Daughter Clarifies: Shas is Leftist

Bar-Shalom fears 'radical right government,' says Shas will push for two-state solution peace deal, and blames Jews for Arab 'hatred.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 3:41 PM

Rabbi Yosef Gave Yishai Permission to Form a New Party

New posthumous video reveals Shas spiritual leader on his hospital bed gave Yishai the go-ahead to form Ha'am Itanu.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/4/2015, 10:29 PM

Rabbi David Yosef: Secular Jews Endanger Israel

Those who do not observe the commandments is endangering our existence more than the Arabs, said Rabbi Yosef.Yaakov Levi , 3/2/2015, 3:13 AM

Rabbi Yosef's Kids Refuse Deri's Request for Video of Him

Tension in Shas as Rabbi Yosef's children refuse to give video of him for campaign clip, with Deri appearing to be burning bridges.Ari Yashar, 2/16/2015, 8:50 PM

In 'New' Video, Ovadia Yosef Praises Yishai, Not Deri

The battle of the “Rav Ovadia videos” in Shas continued Thursday, as a “new” video showed Rabbi Ovadia Yosef praising Eli Yishai.Yaakov Levi , 2/5/2015, 9:30 AM

'Submissive' Deri Officially Returns to Head Shas

It's official: after two weeks away in a measured ploy to gain backing and overcome damaging recordings, Deri is back at the helm of Shas.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 1/12/2015, 12:31 PM

Deri: I Knew about the Rabbi Ovadia Video for Years

Resigned Shas chairman says Eli Yishai played the tape in which Rabbi Ovadia Yosef slams him to several rabbis a month ago.Yishai Karov, Gil Ronen, 1/5/2015, 10:55 PM

Yishai on Leaked Videos: That's Not My Way

Ha'am Itanu chairman makes clear that he had nothing to do with the leaked tapes showing Rabbi Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Aryeh Deri.Ido Ben Porat and Haim Lev, 12/31/2014, 4:14 AM

Deri Hands in Resignation to the Knesset

After Rabbi Yosef tapes expose opposition to Deri and his responsibility for Oslo, Deri steps down - rest of Shas MKs vow to follow him.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/30/2014, 8:04 PM

Rabbi Yosef's Children 'Cynically Used' to Defend Deri

Children of Shas spiritual head gather at grave to back Deri and decry 'desecration of honor,' after recording revealed him slamming Deri.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 2:58 PM

Yishai's Rabbi Denies Connection to Rabbi Yosef Recordings

Rabbi Mazuz, guide to Yishai's new party, says it was not Yishai who released tape showing Shas spiritual head slamming 'evil' Deri.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 7:32 AM

Explosive Tape Shows Rabbi Yosef Slamming 'Evil' Aryeh Deri

Never before seen recordings show former Shas spiritual head rejecting Deri over corruption; 'Why would I betray Eli Yishai?'Ari Soffer, 12/28/2014, 8:57 PM

Thousands Attend Memorial for Ovadia Yosef

A year after the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a memorial service was held for him Sunday night.Moshe Cohen, 9/29/2014, 8:44 PM

R. Amsalem: Shas Leader All Wrong on Haredi Colleges

A ruling by a top Shas rabbi against women learning in haredi colleges won't help anyone, said Rabbi Haim AmsalemMoshe Cohen, 6/26/2014, 8:20 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel Prize

Lifetime achievement award for Rabbanit Bar-Shalom's contributions to hareidi education, activist's battle against road deaths.Ari Yashar, 3/18/2014, 2:04 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Celebrated Purim Twice in Tel Aviv

When he lived in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z”tl used to read the megilla on Purim, as well as on Shushan Purim, said his son.David Lev, 3/13/2014, 11:51 AM

Questioning Israel's Sustainability

Ron Jager, 10/23/2013, 10:21 PM

Death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef 'Ends Chapter in Shas' History'

Whole Nation party's Rabbi Haim Amsalem says Shas party no longer has the appeal to reach out to a wide sector of Israeli Jews.Adam Ross, 10/17/2013, 10:36 AM

New Jerusalem Road to be Named after Rabbi Ovadia

Transport Minister says a new major entrance to Jerusalem is to be named for the rabbi who passed away last week.Gil Ronen, 10/13/2013, 7:24 PM

Tens of Thousands at Memorial for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Tens of thousands of people were gathered Sunday to commemorate the life of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z”tl., 10/13/2013, 7:07 PM

Hesder Rabbi: Don't Play Politics With Rabbi Yosef's Legacy

Rabbi Meir Scheinwald of the Meir Harel Yeshiva warns Shas officials not to "cheapen" Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's legacy for their own benefit.David Lev, 10/13/2013, 6:05 PM

Gush Katif Council: We Appreciate Rabbi Yosef's Help and Concern

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z”tl was very opposed to the 2005 disengagement, and worried over the fate of Jews evicted from them their homesDavid Lev, 10/13/2013, 4:34 PM

Bennett: Rabbi Yosef’s Death United the Jewish Nation

Naftali Bennett pays a condolence call to the family of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. ‘His light will be with us,’ Bennett says.Maayana Miskin, 10/13/2013, 11:35 AM

Rabbi Yosef’s Chair Empty, but Torah Class Goes On

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s sons take over for his weekly Torah lecture, but leave his chair empty.Maayana Miskin, 10/13/2013, 9:34 AM

Rabbi Ben-Dahan: 'Shas Leaders Silent in Face of Attacks'

After enduring physical and verbal abuse, Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs accuses Shas leadership of failing to step in.Adam Ross, 10/11/2013, 12:15 AM

Barkat: Shas Politicking During R. Ovadia's Shiva Inappropriate

Aryeh Deri and Avigdor Lieberman are ganging up on him in a most inappropriate way, said the mayor of Jerusalem.David Lev, 10/10/2013, 9:03 AM

Guard: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Nearly Assassinated in 2004

A planned assassination targeting the rabbi was foiled “at the 88th minute,” a bodyguard says.Maayana Miskin, 10/10/2013, 8:33 AM

Criminal Case Open Against Soldier Who Trashed Rabbi Yosef

A criminal case has opened against an Israeli soldier from Ashdod who allegedly compared the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef to Hitler.Kochava Rozenbaum , 10/9/2013, 7:46 PM

Rabbi Ben Dahan Attacked Near Mourners Tent

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister arrives to comfort mourners of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Z'tz'l, hareidi man calls him 'evil.'Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 1:18 PM

'Secret Writings' - Entry to Rabbi's Library Blocked

Library contains Rabbi's manuscript with commentary on 'hidden' Torah, says journalist close to family.Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 1:03 PM

What Rabbi Yosef Left Behind

A neighbor of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef shares what gives him comfort. Mourners continue to flock to home, gravesite.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 10/9/2013, 12:03 PM

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Attacked At Funeral

MK Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, was attacked as he attended the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Monday, says incitement in haredi media to blame.Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 3:46 AM

Rabbi Nagari: ‘Jewish State’ beat ‘State of Tel Aviv’

Maaleh Adumim rabbi says Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s funeral proves Torah and Judaism are victorious.Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 2:43 AM

The Day After, Rabbi Yosef's Tomb Already a Place of Pilgrimage

Within less than a day of leading Rabbi's passing, scores of followers and worshippersAri Soffer, 10/8/2013, 9:57 PM

Rabbi David Yosef to PM: Cancel Hareidi Enlistment

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s son tells Netanyahu that his father was deeply troubled by hareidi enlistment law.Maayana Miskin, 10/8/2013, 8:11 PM

Prof. Gilon 'Moved' by Rabbi Yosef's 'Welcome' on Entering Room

Cardiologist who treated Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l and broke news of his passing has reflected on the last few weeks treating the Torah sage.Adam Ross, 10/8/2013, 6:23 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and the ‘Young Criminal’

How Rabbi Ovadia Yosef changed the life of a young tearaway everyone had come to call ‘the criminal.’Itamar Mor, Maayana Miskin, 10/8/2013, 4:36 PM

Police: Rabbi Yosef's Funeral Largest in Israel's History

Some 10% of Israel's population attended the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Monday night in Jerusalem, police said.David Lev, 10/8/2013, 7:23 AM

Danon on Rabbi Yosef: A Great Authority with a Big Heart

Deputy Defense Minister eulogizes the spiritual leader of the Shas party, who passed away at the age of 93.Arutz Sheva, 10/8/2013, 3:13 AM

Ya'alon: Rabbi Yosef Very Concerned With Security Mattters

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef deeply cared about the security of Israel, both internal and externalDavid Lev, 10/7/2013, 6:18 PM

Near-Gridlock in Jerusalem in Wake of Funeral

Monday promises to be memorable not only for the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, but also for the monumental traffic tie-ups expectedDavid Lev, 10/7/2013, 4:25 PM

Politicians from PM to Abbas Mourn Rabbi Yosef

Political leaders, including PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, expressed their sorrow and condolences over the passing of Rabbi Ovadia YosefDavid Lev, 10/7/2013, 4:04 PM

'We Are Orphans, Who Will Lead Us?'

Israeli leaders continue to mourn the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Funeral fixed for 6pm this evening as tearful tributes pour in.Adam Ross, 10/7/2013, 1:56 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, 'Greatest Rabbi of the Generation,' has Died

Former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel and leading halakhic authority served as the spiritual leader of Shas since its founding.Arutz Sheva staff, 10/7/2013, 1:50 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Photos from a Great Man's Life

Photos trace the rabbi's path, with many of Israel's great leaders.Arutz Sheva, 10/7/2013, 1:32 PM

Prayers throughout Israel for Rabbi Ovadia

President Peres visited the rabbi's bedside, kissed him and took part in prayers for his recovery.Rochel Sylvetsky & Gil Ronen, 10/7/2013, 12:11 PM

Leading Sephardic Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Dies Aged 93

Rabbi Yosef's cardiologist announced his passing at 1:25pm. He will be buried at Sanhedria at 6:00 PM.Adam Ross, 10/7/2013, 7:50 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Put Back on Respirator

Doctors decides to put the spiritual leader of the Shas party back on a respirator due to breathing difficulties.Elad Benari, 10/7/2013, 1:10 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Breathing on his Own

The venerated rabbi is fully conscious and communicating with people around him, says doctor.Gil Ronen, 10/3/2013, 5:50 PM

Doctors: Rabbi Yosef Returns to Full Consciousness

Doctors say Rabbi Ovadia Yosef returns to full consciousness Wednesday afternoon, in what some are hailing as a "medical miracle."David Lev, 10/2/2013, 5:25 PM

'Substantial Improvement' in Rabbi Ovadia's Condition

Prof. Dan Gilon of Hadassah Hospital says rabbi is "opening his eyes, hearing us and responding better."Gil Ronen, 10/2/2013, 12:46 PM

Video: Thousands Pray for the Recovery of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Western Wall for a massive prayer rally for the spiritual leader of the Shas party.Arutz Sheva, 9/30/2013, 5:12 AM

Son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Calls Battle of Succession 'Ugly'

Rabbi David Yosef slams those already contending for leadership of Shas party, following his ailing father's death.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/29/2013, 12:12 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Opens his Eyes

Seriously ill Torah scholar, leader briefly opens his eyes ‘in merit of prayers.’Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2013, 8:19 AM

R. Yosef's Condition: 'Very Serious but Stable'

Rabbi's son, David Yosef: "We prayed a lot and we had a very difficult Simchat Torah holiday."Arutz Sheva, 9/26/2013, 10:36 PM