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New Jerusalem Entrance Highway to Be Named for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

A new highway planned for the entrance to Jerusalem and to bring motorists through the Har Nof neighborhood will be named after Rabbi Ovadia Yosef whose home was located there.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said Highway 16, to be named in memory of the rabbi, will connect with the entrance to Begin Highway near Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital.

“Road 16 will symbolically link two great men: Menachem Begin and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef through the two main entrances to the city,” he said.

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2 Responses to “New Jerusalem Entrance Highway to Be Named for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef”

  1. Yechiel Baum says:

    Hopefully, Israeli's will drive more safely and may R' Yosef' pray for safe trips on the roads.

  2. R. Ovadia zt"l was one of many rabbis who called frequently for safe driving and was heeded all too little. The biggest threat to road safety is fatigue. We are a nation which does not know how to go to sleep at night. We need a national War on Fatigue.

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