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Hamas Criticized Abbas for Condolences to Rav Yosef’s Family

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Hamas terrorist organization has scolded Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas for sending condolences to the family of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Abbas sent his message of sorrow via 12 visiting Knesset Members who met with him in Ramallah. Abbas told them he has previously met with members of the revered rabbi’s family. One of Rabbi Yosef’s daughters, Adina Bar-Shalom, is a peace activist who was in a  group that met with Abbas last year.

Several years ago, the Palestinian Authority assisted  in the quick return of Rabbi Yosef’s Mercedes Benz, which had been stolen from his home.

New Sephardi Chief Rabbi Says ‘Learn Torah or Enlist in IDF’

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva that they must enlist in the IDF if they did not learn Torah.

Delivering a “shiur” (Torah lesson} in Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Yosef said that youth who are not able to learn Torah or who are not committed to so should go into the army. He added that the army service should be in places where there is “fear of God” and that the would-be yeshiva students should not simply do guard duty.

He explained that Haredi soldiers have a duty to “strengthen” others; and cited one student who telephoned the rabbi to say that he delivered a shiur every day.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/new-sephardi-chief-rabbi-says-learn-torah-or-enlist-in-idf/2013/08/18/

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