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Ovadia Yosep

Israeli rabbi

1920   -   2013

country of citizenship: Israel
language of expression: Hebrew
educated at: Porat Yosef Yeshiva
occupation: Rabbi, Posek, dayan
award received: Israel Prize
position held: Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Ovadia Yosef (Hebrew: עובדיה יוסף‎, romanized: Ovadya Yosef, Arabic: عبد الله يوسف‎, romanized: Abdullah Yusuf; September 24, 1920 – October 7, 2013) was an Iraqi-born Talmudic scholar, a posek, the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1973 to 1983, and the founder and long-time spiritual leader of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Shas party. Yosef's responsa were highly regarded within Haredi circles, particularly among Mizrahi communities, among whom he was regarded as "the most important living halakhic authority".On occasion, Yosef made statements relating to various groups and individuals which were deemed controversial by his critics. In response, supporters of Yosef claimed he was misquoted or his words taken out of context. What has been called "hate speech" on his part has been condemned by the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League.
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Yalkut Yosef

book of Jewish law

author: Yitzhak Yosef, Ovadia Yosep


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סדרת ספרים שחיבר הרב עובדיה יוסף

author: Ovadia Yosep

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סדרת ספרים שחיבר הרב עובדיה יוסף

author: Ovadia Yosep

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