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October 10, 2013 13:27
Hundreds of thousands turn out for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's funeral in Jerusalem, October 7, 2013.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef funeral 370. (photo credit: Koby Gideon/GPO)

Farewell, Ovadia Yosef

On Monday, an estimated 800,000 people, not all of them haredim or Shas members, flooded the streets of Jerusalem to attend the funeral of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who died earlier that day. As a result, the fair set to take place on Emek Refaim Street was canceled. Both mayoral candidates, Mayor Nir Barkat and challenger Moshe Lion, also canceled their planned events and published condolence messages for the Yosef family.


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