Yaakov Yosef


JERUSALEM – Tens of thousands joined the funeral procession of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the eldest son of the Shas Party’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Yaakov Yosef died last Friday at 66, succumbing after a long battle with cancer. He was buried in Jerusalem before the start of the Sabbath. Yosef, the rabbi of the haredi Givat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and the Hazon Yaakov Yeshiva, was an influential right-wing rabbi. He was a Shas lawmaker in the Knesset from 1984 to 1988, as well as a member of the Jerusalem City Council.

Never miss a story.
Sign up for our newsletter.
Email Address


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here