Bennett: Yosef blazed trails with wisdom and sensitivity

October 7, 2013 13:56

Israeli politicians reacted with universal sadness to the passing of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef on Monday.

“The religious Zionist public and the entire Jewish nation mourns the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who served as chief rabbi of Tel Aviv and chief rabbi of Israel,” Naftali Bennett, the chairman of the Bayit Yehudi party, said in a statement. “He blazed trails with wisdom and sensitivity and united people with one another and Israel with the Creator.”
“The rabbi was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our people this past generation,” Bennett added. “He was a symbol of halachic sensitivity and he had the privilege of making halacha accessible to the masses while being one of the leaders of the Jewish people for 70 years. I send my condolences to the family and hope for better days for the Jewish people."

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