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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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HaRav Shalom Cohen, senior Shas council figure spoke at length about HaRav Ovadias legacy On Sunday, October 13, 100,000 people gathered together at the junction of Shmuel Hanavi and Bar-Ilan Streets to pay tribute to Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef, zt’l at a memorial in Jerusalem at the conclusion of the period of shiva.

Sunday evening’s memorial near the grave site of the Shas party spiritual leader drew acolytes from around the globe for the one-time Sephardic chief rabbi, who died on Oct. 7 at the age of 93. HaRav Yosef, zt’l was considered to be a foremost halachic authority and a towering religious and political figure in this generation.

JTA reported that several roads in the city near the cemetery were closed off several hours before the memorial, where some 20 people were injured due to crowding.

Shas party leaders

William Rapfogel, who led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty until his firing in August, was arrested on Tuesday morning, September 24 and charged with grand larceny, money laundering and criminal tax fraud for an alleged scheme stretching back to the early 1990s.

Thompson, who almost beat Bloomberg last time around, bails from the race. Despite strong rhetoric on his plans to take the fight to the finish. Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson has announced his decision to throw in the campaign towel. He has decided, along with Governor Cuomo, to place his support behind his former rival Bill De Blasio.

“It would be a disservice to my supporters, a disservice to Democrats and most of all, a disservice to the people of New York City, who are desperate for new direction after 12 long years,” Thompson said.

“Let me be crystal clear

NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind (left) and Councilman David Greenfield (right) have been engaged in some highly public political bickering as of lateA war of words has erupted between the two power brokers in the Orthodox Jewish community in the race for Brooklyn District Attorney. In the first public battle since the 2012 primaries, Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind, surrogates for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson, respectively, traded jabs after Greenfield said at a press conference that Thompson vowed to “target the Jewish community” for prosecution.

Greenfield’s line of attack

Public Advocate Bill deBlasio was victorious over such opponents as Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson in the Democratic race for mayor of New York City.It has been an exciting election season for not only the candidates but the voters as well. There were a lot of options to choose from who to elect in the various New York City office. The primary was held on September 10, 2013.

Here are the election results. Please remember the votes will be recounted:

New York City Mayor Position to be filled.

As of now, it looks like Bill de Blasio won the Democratic primary by 40.3% of the vote. If de Blasio got 40% of the vote, he would have had a