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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: 'We must not deny the miracles G-d performed for us'

"Before we had a Jewish government, anyone who wanted to come to Israel needed a Certificate. Today, everyone can come."

'We must not deny the miracles G-d performed for us'

The Chief Rabbi's last letter: Get vaccinated against polio

Parents have 'holy obligation, Torah commandment' to vaccinate children against polio, letter from rabbis Ovadia & Yitzhak Yosef says.

The Chief Rabbi's last letter: Get vaccinated against polio

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef jokes: Rabbi Shlomo Goren put Abba Eban to sleep

In his weekly sermon, Sephardic Chief Rabbi recalls the inauguration of his father and Rabbi Shlomo Goren as Israel's chief rabbis in 1973.

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef jokes: Rabbi Goren put Abba Eban to sleep

Chief Rabbi: Does Rabbi Druckman think he's equal to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef?

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef slams leading Religious Zionist rabbi for agreeing in principle to allowing municipal rabbis to perform conversions.

Chief Rabbi: Torah leaders objected to municipal conversionsplayer

What Rabbi Ovadia Yosef told Jewish woman rescued from Arab village

'Ruth merited to bring David and the mashiach because she withstood all her tribulations. Every time you face difficulities, remember Ruth.”

What Rabbi Ovadia told a Jewish woman rescued from Arab village

A story about Rav Ovadia Yosef zts"l - in memoriam

Rishon Letzion Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef passed away on 3 Cheshvan. An Arutz Sheva staffer was told this story shortly after his death.

A story about Rav Ovadia Yosef zts"l - in memoriam

Rabbi Yosef: They forgot my father, Rabbi Ovadia

Sephardic Chief Rabbi criticizes Torah education organization for leaving out all mention of his father's rulings from books.

Rabbi Yosef: They forgot Rabbi Ovadia

Har Nof's name to be changed to Na'ot Yosef

J-m mayor announces that Har Nof will be renamed in honor of two great rabbis, R' Ovadia Yosef and R' Yosef Shalom Eliashiv.

Har Nof's name to be changed to Na'ot Yosef player

Shas presents: The association of Sephardic sextons

The purpose of the association is to strengthen Sephardic Jewry through the sextons of Sephardic synagogues throughout Israel.

Shas presents: The association of Sephardic sextons

Chief Rabbi slams 'disgrace and mockery' of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

'One who disgraces Torah scholars has no cure for his illness and the sin of one who disgraces the honor of the dead is too great to bear.'

Chief Rabbi slams 'disgrace and mockery' of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Chief Rabbi wants Egypt to allow pilgrimage to rabbi's gravesite

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef asks ambassador to Egypt to pressure Cairo to allow visits to the grave of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira.

Chief Rabbi wants Egypt to allow pilgrimage to rabbi's gravesite

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef's daughter registers new political party

Adina Bar-Shalom says that new faction will work to promote Arab-Israel peace, coexistence among different sectors in Israel.

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef's daughter registers new political party

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's daughter forms new political party

Adina Bar-Shalom, daughter of late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, forms new political party. 'Deri doesn't represent my father's legacy'.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's daughter forms new political party

Brother of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef passes away

Rabbi Eliyahu Ovadia, younger brother of late Shas spiritual leader, passes away at the age of 90.

Brother of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef passes away

Deri: Eli Yishai will not return to Shas

Shas leader Aryeh Deri discounts rumors of former party leader Yishai's return, claims he will run with Likud. 'He will not return to Shas.'

Deri: Eli Yishai will not return to Shas

Rabbi's daughter, ex-Defense Min, breakaway MK mull joint run

Breakaway Knesset Member, former Defense Minister Yaalon, daughter of Shas founder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef reportedly mulling joint Knesset run.

Rabbi's daughter, ex-Defense Min, breakaway MK mull joint run

Jerusalem's Bar Ilan intersection renamed after Shas founder

City approves proposal to rename major Jerusalem intersection after Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. City also names school after Rabbi Elyashiv.

Jerusalem's Bar Ilan intersection renamed after Shas founder

Shas pushes national day of remembrance for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Bill would establish state memorial day dedicated to the memory of the late Chief Rabbi, Shas leader Ovadia Yosef.

Shas pushes national day of remembrance for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

'Shas lost its appeal the moment Rabbi Ovadia Yosef died'

Former Shas MK Rabbi Haim Amsalem says party becoming more like the polarizing Ashkenazi haredi factions, is alienating moderate Sephardim.

'Shas lost its appeal the moment Rabbi Ovadia Yosef died'

'Deri lied to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef'

Former MK Eli Yishai says Interior Minister Deri doesn't care about what is good, sanctifies hatred, and lied to late Chief Rabbi Yosef.

'Deri lied to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef'

Shas denies contact with Eli Yishai

Torah Sages Council president's son who reportedly discussed leadership transfer possibility with Yishai issues sweeping denial.

Shas denies contact with Eli Yishai

'They're desecrating my father's memory'

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's son says those organizing father's memorial are not doing so appropriately.

Rabbi Yosef's son: 'They're desecrating my father's memory'

Haaretz attacks on Ovadia Yosef stir controversy

Shas chairman blasts left-wing newspaper over 'disgraceful' portrayal of late rabbinic leader.

Haaretz attacks on Rabbi Ovadia Yosef stir controversy

Shwekey's song in memory of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Yaakov Shwekey sings "Maran Sheli", in memory of Shas's former spiritual leader.

Watch: Shwekey's song in memory of Rabbi Ovadia Yosefplayer

Former Rabbi of Aleppo 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.

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

'Torah institutions 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.

'Torah institutions are flowering thanks to Netanyahu'

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.'

Rabbi Yosef's Daughter Clarifies: Shas is Leftist

Rabbi Yosef Allowed Yishai 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.

Rabbi Yosef Gave Yishai Permission to Form a New Party

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.

Rabbi David Yosef: Secular Jews Endanger Israel

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

Tension in Shas as Rabbi Yosef's children refuse to give video of him for campaign clip, with Deri appearing to be burning bridges.

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

In 'New' Video, Ovadia Yosef Praises Yishai

The battle of the “Rav Ovadia videos” in Shas continued Thursday, as a “new” video showed Rabbi Ovadia Yosef praising Eli Yishai.

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

'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.

'Submissive' Deri Officially Returns to Head Shas

Deri: I Knew about the 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.

Deri: I Knew about the Rabbi Ovadia Video for Years

Yishai on 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.

Yishai on Leaked Videos: That's Not My Way

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.

Deri Hands in Resignation to the Knesset

Rabbi Yosef's Kids '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.

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

Yishai's Rabbi Denies Connection to Recordings

Rabbi Mazuz, guide to Yishai's new party, says it was not Yishai who released tape showing Shas spiritual head slamming 'evil' Deri.

Yishai's Rabbi Denies Connection to Rabbi Yosef Recordings

Recording Shows Rabbi Yosef Slamming 'Evil' Deri

Never before seen recordings show former Shas spiritual head rejecting Deri over corruption; 'Why would I betray Eli Yishai?'

Explosive Tape Shows Rabbi Yosef Slamming 'Evil' Aryeh Deriplayer

Thousands Attend Memorial for Ovadia Yosef

A year after the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a memorial service was held for him Sunday night.

Thousands Attend Memorial for Ovadia Yosef

R. Amsalem: Shas Leader Wrong on Haredi Colleges

A ruling by a top Shas rabbi against women learning in haredi colleges won't help anyone, said Rabbi Haim Amsalem

R. Amsalem: Shas Leader All Wrong on Haredi Colleges