Skip to comments.More Than 500,000 At Rabbi Yosef's Funeral
Posted on 10/07/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Over a half a million people were attending the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Monday night in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yosef, 93, passed away earlier in the day. The crowd, observers said, consisted of a cross-section of Israelis, from hareidi to Religious Zionist to secular.
Eulogies were being held at the Porat Yosef yeshiva in the Geula neighborhood. Dozens of speakers will eulogize the rabbi. Among the first to speak was Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, one of Rabbi Yosef's sons and current Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel. In a heart-wrenching voice, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef spoke of his father, saying that from the days of the Bet Yosef, Rabbi Yosef Karo, the 16th century author of the Code of Jewish Law, there has been no equal to Rabbi Ovadia, and there will be no equal to him. The heavens of yesterday are not the heavens of today, such is the loss. Rabbi Yosef, he added, was one of the greatest influencers of Jewish history.
In his will, said Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, his father had commanded that the Sephardic community remain united, and not fight over his legacy or his successor.
As of 7 PM, just minutes after the eulogies began, there were over half a million people at the funeral, with many more on the way. Road 1, the main road into Jerusalem, has been closed to private cars, with only buses allowed into the city.
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I’m really surprised there wasn’t a suicide bombing. I’m sure there was more than one muzzie thinking: “This is a good place for a Blow Up.”
“Im really surprised there wasnt a suicide bombing. Im sure there was more than one muzzie thinking: This is a good place for a Blow Up.
Not even Muzzies are that stupid.