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Friday, April 12, 2013

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef zt"l

Rav Yaakov Yosef zt"l (may the memory of the righteous be a blessing), the eldest son of Rav Ovadia Yosef, passed away on Friday afternoon. He was 66. The funeral is taking place late Friday afternoon, before the Sabbath starts.
Rabbi Yaakov Yossef, the eldest son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, passed away at the age of 66 on Friday afternoon, succumbing to a long struggle with cancer, Israel Radio reported.


His funeral will leave from the Borchov Synagogue in the Bukharim quarter in Jerusalem at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Though the two have had their differences over the years, notably Rabbi Yaakov's endorsement for the controversial book Torat Hamelech, which his father spoke out against as it may be construed by some as racist, Rabbi Ovadia lead thousands of followers and supporters in prayer all week in hopes of a miraculous recovery for his son.
For those who have forgotten Torat Hamelech, I wrote about it here.

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