Onion-tears scandal embarrasses Shas leader
“Rabbi Ovadia Yosef won’t forgive you in this world or the world to come if you don’t vote Shas.”
In surprising move, Moshe Yosef throws support behind Arye Deri despite poor relations and long term isolation from party leadership.
The stamp, which has a denomination of two shekels, bears the image of Yosef poring over a volume of Jewish law in a picture taken by photographer Israel Bardugo.
The selection of Rabbi Shalom Cohen as the heir to the spiritual leadership has probably done lasting damage to the political party’s chances of retaining voters from outside the haredi core.
Sunday night’s event will mark the end of the 11-month mourning period observed by close family.
The past year saw former PM Olmert convicted, the murder of a Jerusalem teen that sparked unrest in Jerusalem and the snowstorm of the century.
Party's support down to just seven seats from its current representation in the Knesset of 11 MKs, poll finds.
Seat from which renowned rabbi led his weekly learning sessions could fetch 100,000 shekels to benefit Jewish learning center.
Hardline rabbi known for overt hostility toward modern Orthodox, secular Israeli Jews appointed successor of late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef