Ovadia Yosef

France slams Israel deporting Palestinian who tried to kill chief rabbi

Palestinian-French lawyer Salah Hamouri is accused of numerous offenses, like PFLP membership and trying to kill former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Spiritual leader of the Shas party Rabbi Shalom Cohen (center), flanked by Shas party chairman and I

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's son forced to quit post for political comments

Rabbi David Yosef, a member of the Shas Council of Torah Sages and a state-paid rabbi, violated regulations for public servants.

France protests Israel’s deportation of terrorist who planned to kill chief rabbi

France asked Israel on Sunday to postpone the expulsion and allow Hamouri, who is a French citizen, to be reunited with his family in Jerusalem.

Pisgat Zeev residents: not in favor of home for aged

Jerusalem affairs: Peggy Cidor’s round-up

A group of residents from Pisgat Ze’ev strongly opposes the municipality’s plan to build a home for the elderly to their neighborhood.

‘JEWISH FUNERAL in Vilnius’ (1824), by Julian Karczewski, National Museum in Warsaw

May children attend their father's funeral?

How did the practice emerge for children not to participate in their father’s funeral?

LGBT Israel

Grandson of former Israeli chief rabbi is having a same-sex wedding

Ovadia Cohen, whose late grandfather Ovadia Yosef was the Shas party spiritual leader and Israel’s foremost Sephardic halachic authority, will tie the knot next week with Amichai Landsman.

Arye Deri

Don’t cry for me, Arye Deri

Onion-tears scandal embarrasses Shas leader


Shas promises its voters 'key to heaven'

“Rabbi Ovadia Yosef won’t forgive you in this world or the world to come if you don’t vote Shas.”

Aryeh Deri

Moshe Yosef backs Deri and Shas in open letter in significant boost for party leader

In surprising move, Moshe Yosef throws support behind Arye Deri despite poor relations and long term isolation from party leadership.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef stamp

Postal Service issues commemorative stamp for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

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.

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