Mishpacha on Rav Ovadia Shlit"a
Mishpacha Magazine's cover story is on Hacham Ovadia Yosef Shlit"a, entitled "A Crown Restored".
Read the beginning of the article here.
Here's an excerpt of that excerpt - something I never heard before:
On Erev Pesach, 1944, the young couple wed. Rav Attiah appointed the young chassan a member of his own beis din.
They had nothing, not even cutlery or dishes with which to eat.
Some fifty years later, at a celebration marking their fiftieth wedding anniversary, Chacham Ovadiah looked at his wife. It was just a few months before her passing, and she was connected to an oxygen tank.
With visible emotion, he recalled the 200 lira that she had painstakingly saved in order to purchase a closet for the children’s clothing. When she’d seen his distress, however, at not being able to afford to publish his first sefer, she gave him the money, all her savings — money he hadn’t known about. Quoting the words of the Tanna, Rabi Akiva, he said, “Sheli v’shelachem shelah hi” — it’s all hers.