Jerusalem junction to be named after deceased spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef

Other streets to be named after former generals, military heroes ahead of Israel's 70th Independence Day.

December 24, 2017 19:49
1 minute read.
Un Yossef peut en cacher un autre

PF OVADIA JFR 370 . (photo credit: Sylvie Berg)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Jerusalem Municipal Naming Committee decided on Sunday to name the Bar-Ilan and Shmuel Hanavi junction after Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the renowned Sephardi rabbi who passed away in October 2013.

The junction is located next to the Sanhedria Cemetery, where Ovadia is buried.

Yosef was one of the founders and spiritual leaders of the Shas movement.

The committee, headed by Deputy Mayor Yael Antebi, also decided Sunday on the names for other streets and circles.

In a statement sent by Antebi’s office, it was said that in light of the upcoming celebration of 70 years of independence, it was decided to commemorate the many soldiers who carried out brave actions and gave their lives to save their comrades.

For example, a circle will be named after Natan Elbaz, who saved the lives of his fellow soldiers by jumping on a grenade that had accidentally activated in 1954, and Roi Klein, a deputy battalion commander who jumped on a live grenade during the Second Lebanon War in 2006 in order to protect others.

The committee also decided to name streets after former prime minister Ariel Sharon and after former chiefs of staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak and Moshe Levi.

Following the decisions, Antebi said: “The Jerusalem Naming Committee commemorated deserving people. More than the city honoring these worthy people, these names that we approved today, from all parts of society, add honor and enhance Jerusalem.”

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

June 4, 2019
120,000 Czechs protest, call on PM to resign due to corruption


Cookie Settings