Son of Shas leader, Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, passes away

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April 12, 2013 17:14

 
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After his medical conditioned worsened on Friday, Rabbi Yaakov Yosef passed away on Friday afternoon, succumbing after a long struggle with cancer, Israel Radio reported.

Yosef was the eldest son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Though the two have had their differences over the years, notably Rabbi Yaakov's endorsement for the controversial book Torat Hamelech which Rabbi Ovadia spoke out against as it may be construed by some as racist, Rabbi Ovadia lead thousands of followers and supporters in prayer all week in hopes of a miraculous recovery for his son.



Rabbi Yaakov was considered a great scholar in the haredi community, known for his vast knowledge on Jewish law.

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