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