Monday, October 07, 2013

In Israel, Ovadia Yosef, Spiriutal Leader of Shas Party, Dies

In Israel, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the important Shas Party died today at age 93. Shas is an Orthodox religious political party that particularly represents interests of Sephardic Jews. The New York Times and Jerusalem Post both report at length on reactions to Yosef's death and on his career.