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Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

News and updates about Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

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.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: The Greater Pain is Yeshiva Enlistment

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.

Peres Pays Condolence Visit to Rabbi Ovadia

Video, Photos: Funeral of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Thousands gathered in Jerusalem for the funeral of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef.

Video, Photos: Funeral of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef in Jerusalemplayer

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Passes Away

Rabbi Yaakov Chai Yosef passed away on Friday afternoon after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Prayers for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Hundreds gather to pray for desperately ill rabbi. Son hopes he will make it to see newborn grandson.

Prayers for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Hospitalized

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, has been hospitalized in serious condition at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Hospitalized in Serious Condition

Thousands Unite in Prayer for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Despite political tension, hareidi and Zionist religious unite in prayer for ailing rabbi.

Thousands Unite in Prayer for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef: Stay Away from Gay Teachers

Rabbi Ya'akov Yosef, son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, has issued a ruling which prohibits taking private lessons with gay teachers.

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef: Stay Away from Gay Teachers

Rabbi Weiss: Ban Rabbi who Insulted IDF

Former IDF Chief Rabbi agrees Rabbi Yaakov Yosef should not teach soldiers after his harsh criticism of army rabbis.

Rabbi Weiss: Ban Rabbi who Insulted IDF

Photo Essay: Hundreds Pray for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Hundreds gathered at the Western Wall to pray for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef who is battling a serious illness.

Photo Essay: Hundreds Pray for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Battling Serious Illness

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef diagnosed with a serious illness. Prayers requested for Rabbi Yaakov Chai ben Margalit.

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Battling Serious Illness

MK Recalls Rebbe's Questioning

MK Michael Ben-Ari began a speech in the Knesset by reading an excerpt about the Lubavitcher rebbe who was questioned by Jews in Soviet Russia.

Ben-Ari Recalls Rebbe's Questioning in Soviet Russia

'Torah Above All Laws'

Rabbi Shalom Gold at the support rally for Rabbis Dov Lior and Yaakov Yosef: "The real honor that was diminished was that of the police."

Rabbi Shalom Gold: Torah Law is Above Any Other Lawplayer

Rally For Torah Independence

Thousands rallied in front of Israel's Supreme Court in support of Rabbis Dov Lior and Yaakov Yosef. Rabbi Lior danced with supporters.

Rally For Rabbis Lior and Yosef at Supreme Courtplayer

Anti-Court Protest Monday

100 buses will carry thousands to Jerusalem, for a rally opposite the Supreme Court in support of rabbis’ freedom of religious opinion.

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Thousands Rally for Rabbi Yosef

Thousands of supporters rallied in support of Rav Yaakov Yosef Sunday afternoon after the rabbi was interrogated by Jerusalem police.

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Rabbi Opposes Torat Hamelech

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef expresses opposition to publishing the Torat Hamelech book. His son wrote a "haskama", rabbinical approbation, for it.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Opposes 'Torat Hamelech' Book

Danino Warns Against Protests

Police commissioner Yochanan Danino warned against protests if Rabbi Yaakov Yosef is arrested; criticized protests over Rabbi Lior's arrest.

Danino Talks Tough After Lior Protests

Controversial Rabbis to Explain

Two rabbis facing arrest will explain their approbation for the book 'Torat HaMelech.' MKs seek to make rabbis immune from prosecution.

Rabbis to Explain 'Torat HaMelech' Controversy

'Torah is On Trial,' Rabbi says

The son of leading Sephardic rabbi Ovadia Yosef faces arrest, says police are trying to put the Torah on trial.

Second Rabbi Faces Arrest; 'They Are Putting Torah on Trial'

Fellow Rabbis Defend Rabbi Yosef

Police summoned Rabbi Yaakov Yosef for questioning over his his support for a book that quotes Jewish Law on killing the enemy.

Sephardic Rabbis Defend Rabbi Yosef, Suspected of Incitement

Rabbi Refuses to Be Questioned

The Chief rabbi of Kiryat Arba and Hevron and the son of Shas leader summoned for questioning about The Torah of the King book.

Rabbi Refuses to Be Questioned