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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Rabbi Yosef in 2007
Position Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel
Organisation Chief Rabbinate of Israel
Began 1973
Ended 1983
Predecessor Yitzhak Nissim
Successor Mordechai Eliyahu
Other Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv
Spiritual leader of the Shas political party
Personal details
Birth name ‘Abdullah Youssef
Born September 24, 1920
Baghdad, Iraq
Died October 7, 2013(2013-10-07) (aged 93)
Jerusalem
Buried Sanhedria Cemetery
Nationality Israeli
Denomination Sephardi Orthodox Judaism
Residence Jerusalem
Parents Yaakov and Georgia Ovadia
Spouse Margalit Fattal
Children 11, including Yitzhak Yosef and Adina Bar-Shalom
Occupation Author, Politician, Rabbi, Talmudic scholar and recognized halakhic authority
Alma mater Porat Yosef Yeshiva
Semicha Rabbi Ben Zion Hai Uziel[1]

We should have a banquet on the day haters die.
You must not lean on a tree on Sabbath, if the tree might be dependent on you for support.
Ovadia Yosef
There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, all of this because of too little Torah study.
Ovadia Yosef
Saving a life overrides territories.
Where there is Torah it sustains the world.