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Sunday, September 24, 2017


The author says that Rav Ovadia never shied away from speaking his mind even on the most difficult of matters. And he didn't just express his opinion but also his feelings on the matterOn Monday, the entire Jewish world mourned the passing of Sephardic Torah giant Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who died at the age of 93. His passing was not only covered by Israeli and Jewish media but was noted in the worldwide media as well. With some 850,000 people attending his Jerusalem funeral, it was clear the entire State of Israel — politicians, religious leaders, artists and simple citizens — all mourned him.

Many may wonder how it is that Rabbi Yosef, whose comments often drew the surprise and criticism of his opponents, also earned such broad recognition. How is it that a spiritual leader who spoke so many times in sharp terms became so beloved and respected by even those who opposed those same positions?

The answer is: They respected

Tens of thousands attend the funeral of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, ZT”L on erev Shabbos in Jerusalem.Renowned son of leading Sephardic Torah authority, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Shlita

On Friday, April 12, thousands mourned profusely upon hearing the news that Sephardic Torah authority Rabbi Yaakov Chai Yosef, the son of Shas’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Shlita, passed away at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. Having been hospitalized in serious condition since last Thursday, there was a sudden deterioration in Rabbi Yosef’s condition on Friday, as it was reported that he had

Esteemed Mayor of Deal, New Jersey - Harry I. FrancoThe town of Deal, New Jersey was dealt a most painful blow, as their highly esteemed mayor, Harry I. Franco passed away on January 30, following an illness. He was 79.

His career as a tireless advocate for the community he served included sixteen years as a member of the borough’s Board of Commissioners, as mayor for almost eighteen years and seven years as a member of the Board of Adjustment; marking 41 years as a dedicated public servant.

During Mayor Franco’s tenure as an elected official

A young Bonnie Franklin photographed at the beginning of her career.Bonnie Franklin, star of the long-running CBS sitcom One Day at a Time, died March 1 at her home in Los Angeles. The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer, which she had been diagnosed with back in September.

Bonnie Gail Franklin was born on Jan. 6, 1944 in Santa Monica, Calif., the daughter of Claire (née Hersch) and Samuel Benjamin Franklin, an investment banker. Her parents were both immigrants, her father hailing from Russia and her mother from Romania. Her family moved to Beverly

Sarah Braverman - Captain of the IDF Women's Army Corps and pioneer parachuterThe “first lady of the IDF,” Sarah Braverman, who parachuted into Europe with famed Jewish heroine Hanna Szenes, fought in the Palmach, and established the IDF Women’s Corps, passed away on Sunday, February 10 at age 95. She was laid to rest Monday at Kibbutz Shamir, where she has lived for decades.

She was born in Romania in 1919, and arrived in Israel at a very young age; the date is not known. Growing up in Israel she became involved with the Zionist liberation movement, as it sought to