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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Condition Slightly Improves

Shas leader's condition improves slightly, as family and supporters urge continued prayers for a full recovery.Ari Soffer and Avi Yogev, 9/24/2013, 8:28 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Condition Deteriorates

Shas head Aryeh Deri calls on all Jews "secular and religious" to pray for the health of the ailing rabbi.Ari Soffer, 9/23/2013, 7:39 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Undergoes Dialysis Treatment

The spiritual leader of Shas, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, is conscious, and his condition is stable.Adam Ross, 9/23/2013, 3:00 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Taken to Hospital Again

93-year-old spiritual leader of the Shas party treated for weakness and dehydration. He's in good condition.Elad Benari, 9/22/2013, 3:38 AM

Rabbi Naim Yosef, 92

The rabbi was the brother of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Arutz Sheva, 9/19/2013, 8:16 PM

Chief Rabbi: No to Bothersome Airplane Prayers

Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef warns against causing a nuisance with Jewish prayers on airplanes.Maayana Miskin, 9/10/2013, 7:44 PM

Rabbi Ovadia's Condition Improving

The rabbi spent the holiday at the ICU in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.Gil Ronen, 9/7/2013, 10:02 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef to Spend Holiday in Hospital

Despite an improvement in his condition, doctors decide that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef will remain at the hospital for Rosh Hashanah.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/4/2013, 6:40 PM

"'Tear the Heavens' With Pleas for Rabbi Yosef"

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef remains in stable condition in the emergency unit of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.David Lev, 9/2/2013, 10:19 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Taken to Hospital Again

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef taken to hospital following a deterioration in his health condition.Elad Benari, 9/2/2013, 12:04 AM

Doctors: Rabbi Yosef Resting, He Should be Fine

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is in good health, said a spokesperson for Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, after the Rabbi was hospitalized SundayDavid Lev, 8/25/2013, 4:11 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Hospitalized

Renowned Torah sage is hospitalized again for back pain.Maayana Miskin, 8/25/2013, 12:03 PM

Ben-Dahan: Results show Rabbi Yosef’s Power

Deputy Minister: religious-Zionist rabbis lost because the religious-Zionist community has no Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 1:43 PM

Shas Backpedals on Religious Zionists as ‘Amalek’

Shas party Spiritual Leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef tries to minimize damage from a charge labeling religious Zionist rabbis as ‘Amalek.’Chana Ya'ar, 7/21/2013, 9:07 AM

Naftali Bennett Slams Hareidi Incitement

Bayit Yehudi leader reacts strongly to Shas rabbi's incendiary statements, demands Rabbi Ovadia Yoseph denounce them.Gil Ronen, 7/14/2013, 7:04 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Released from Hospital

Shas spiritual leader is out of hospital following surgery.Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 10:44 AM

Rabbi Yosef Recovering After Successful Surgery

MK Aryeh Deri visits Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in the hospital, says he is recovering from surgery on his lower back.Ido Ben Porat, 7/2/2013, 6:15 AM

Sources: Rabbi Yosef to Undergo Back Surgery

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was back in the hospital on Sunday, after complaining about pains in his backDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 7:49 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Diagnosed with Broken Back

Doctors reveal that the cause of rabbi’s pain is a broken vertebra. The answer may be surgery.Maayana Miskin, 6/25/2013, 12:29 PM

Rabbi Stav 'Shocked' by Rabbi Ovadia's Attack

Candidate for Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva: "My first reaction was, what does G-d want from me? I decided not to respond.”Yoni Kempinski & Gil Ronen, 6/23/2013, 5:52 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Hospitalized

Shas leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is hospitalized with strong pain, may face surgery.Maayana Miskin, 6/23/2013, 2:05 PM

Deri Defends Comments: ‘Evildoer’ Doesn’t Mean Bad

Shas head defends Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s criticism of Rabbi Stav, says ‘evildoer’ is not necessarily a bad person.Maayana Miskin, 6/19/2013, 11:09 AM

Anger as Shas Head Compares Rabbi to 'Idol'

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says choosing Rabbi Stav as Chief Rabbi would be ‘like putting an idol in the sanctuary.’Maayana Miskin, 6/16/2013, 1:43 PM

Rabbi Yosef Released, Will Recover At Home

Former Chief Rabbi and Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was released from a Jerusalem hospital MondayDavid Lev, 6/3/2013, 7:27 PM

Shas: Rabbi Ovadia Opposes Rabbi Stav

Shas faction chairman MK Atias says the spiritual leader does not want Rabbi Stav chosen as Chief Rabbi.Gil Ronen, 6/3/2013, 12:54 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Collapses, is Hospitalized

Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef collapsed at his Jerusalem home Sunday evening.Gil Ronen, 6/2/2013, 8:31 PM

R. Yosef: G-d Will 'Thwart' Hareidi Draft Plan

Shas spiritual advisor and former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef condemned the government for preparing to draft hareidi studentsDavid Lev, 5/26/2013, 5:39 PM

Rav Ovadia Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel were endorsed in their elections bids for Chief Rabbi by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef David Lev, 5/13/2013, 5:27 PM

Rabbi Yosef: We 'Returned the Deposit to Deri'

The spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, explains that he had promised MK Aryeh Deri that he would return to lead Shas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2013, 6:36 AM

It's Official: Deri Named Shas Leader

MK Aryeh Deri officially named as the leader of the Shas party, replacing Eli Yishai who chaired the party over the last 13 years.Elad Benari, 5/2/2013, 11:54 PM

Shake-Up in Shas: Rabbi to Choose Yishai or Deri

The Shas party ends its equal three-way leadership arrangement, Aryeh Deri expected to be new head.Maayana Miskin, 5/2/2013, 4:45 PM

Rabbi Yosef: Greater Pain is Yeshiva Enlistment

Bereaved rabbi tells Prime Minister that he is pained by plans to require yeshiva students to enlist in the IDF.Maayana Miskin, 4/17/2013, 9:05 AM

Peres Pays Condolence Visit to Rabbi Ovadia

"It is good that there is a family like this, that exudes Torah," President tells bereaved father of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef.Gil Ronen, 4/14/2013, 7:59 PM

Health of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Deteriorates

There has been a recent deterioration in the medical condition of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, son of Shas’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/12/2013, 1:53 PM

Prayers for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Hundreds gather to pray for desperately ill rabbi. Son hopes he will make it to see newborn grandson.Maayana Miskin, 4/9/2013, 9:10 PM

Thousands Unite in Prayer for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Despite political tension, hareidi and Zionist religious unite in prayer for ailing rabbi. Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2013, 9:15 AM

Rabbi Yosef Slams 'Yeshiva Hater' Lapid

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef slams Yesh Atid chairman, says he is "contemptible" and "hates yeshivas"., 2/10/2013, 2:23 AM

Shas Apologizes for Attack on Bennett

Shas co-chairman Eli Yishai called MK Uri Ariel and apologized for an article that appears in Shas's publication.Gil Ronen, 2/7/2013, 7:26 PM

Peres Gives Netanyahu Coalition Nod

Rabbi Ovadia in a letter to the president: exert your influence to prevent a schism in the nation.Gil Ronen, 2/2/2013, 7:54 PM

Police Arrest Suspect in Burning of R Ovadia Books

Police on Tuesday arrested an individual who is suspected of burning books authored by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in Yehud over the weekend. David Lev, 1/21/2013, 9:19 PM

Books by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Found Burned

A set of books of Jewish law written by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was found burned outside an Or Yehuda synagogue Sunday morning.David Lev, 1/20/2013, 7:04 PM

MK: ‘3 Bandits’ of Shas are Misleading Rabbi Yosef

Bayit Yehudi MK, leading religious-Zionist rabbi in serious accusation: Shas higher-ups are deliberately misleading Shas spiritual leader.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 4:08 PM

Bennett: ‘We Must Be Doing Something Right'

Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Chairman Naftali Bennett says a flurry of attacks from everyone means “We must be doing something right."Chana Ya'ar, 1/20/2013, 10:13 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Slams Jewish Home

Shas's Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, seeing Shas losing ground, launches an unprecedented attack on Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home party.Elad Benari, 1/20/2013, 5:07 AM

Deri: Shas Never Supported Oslo

Shas head Aryeh Deri attributed Shas' not voting against the Oslo Accords to a request by Yitzchak Rabin, and his poor language skillsDavid Lev, 1/14/2013, 6:33 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Released from Hospital

Rabbi will continue to rest at home while he recovers from a minor stroke.Annie Lubin, 1/13/2013, 12:45 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Hospitalized after 'Light Stroke'

Sephardic sage felt ill during morning prayers. He is in good condition.Gil Ronen, 1/12/2013, 6:32 PM

R. Yosef: Leave Israel to Avoid the Draft

If the government attempts to draft yeshiva students, the students will have no choice but to leave Israel, said Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. David Lev, 1/6/2013, 4:56 PM

Secularists Succeed in Banning Rabbi Ovadia App

Shas agrees to no longer use a smartphone app which allows users to receive blessings from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Elad Benari, 1/4/2013, 12:15 AM

Secularist Group Seeks to Ban 'Rabbi Ovadia' App

Shas has released a smartphone app which allows users to follow the activities of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and receive a blessing.David Lev, 12/30/2012, 5:21 PM

Rabbi Yosef: Vote Shas So We Can 'Bend Netanyahu'

Shas' spiritual leader tells yeshiva students to vote for his party so that Shas can "dictate terms to the government."Elad Benari, 12/30/2012, 4:41 AM

MK Amsallem: Deri, You're No True Sephardi

Renegade ex-Shas MK continues to attack Shas, says it can't speak for Sephardim.Gil Ronen, 12/27/2012, 9:01 PM

Prayers for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Shas spiritual leader is suffering from extreme pain in his leg.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2012, 9:12 PM

French Consulate Hosts Planner of R. Ovadia Murder

Salah Hamouri, released in Schalit deal, was among guests at a ceremony in the Jerusalem consulate. Gil Ronen, 11/26/2012, 2:26 PM

Terrorisא in Murder Plot Sues for 'Defamation'

An Arab terrorist who was convicted of plotting to murder former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is suing Arutz Sheva for 'defamation'David Lev, 11/22/2012, 2:25 PM

Shabbat under Siege: Quiet Channel, Special Prayer

Israel prepares for Sabbath attacks with a quiet radio channel and extra prayer. Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 11:19 AM