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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Some Rav Ovadia ZT"L News Tidbits and Hespedim

'Secret Writings' - Entry to Rabbi's Library Blocked

I'd heard about these Kabbalistic writings by Rav Ovadia ZT"L from a very reliable source a few months ago too.

The RCA on the passing of Rav Ovadia

How the shiur in the Yazdim Synagogue got started (p. 3). Some nice pictures there too.

Video of his Hachtara and an image of his Psak Din on the Falashas

Looking at the Wikipedia page for "List of largest peaceful gatherings in history", I noticed that someone included Rav Ovadia's funeral at the end in the "One to two million" section.

Looking at the list, I don't think any one of the other events listed occurred with only 4½ hours notice.  To my knowledge, they all occurred with at least a day's notice, and most had several days' notice.  So, relative to the amount of notice, it should top the list.

The NY Post is vile.  I don't use that word often or lightly.  (And so is Gawker for that matter.)  There is no other word to describe it.

B"H, Matzav, YWN, and VIN all published Op Eds condemning their vile pages.

Hespedim (that I'm aware of that are online):

YUTorah - Rav Eliyahu Ben-Chaim Shlit"a (in Hebrew) and Rav Mordechai Willig Shlit"a (in English) (43-minutes)

Rav Eli Mansour Shlit"a (52 minutes)

Yeshivat Or Hatorah - Rav Eliezer Zeytouneh Shlit"a and 2 other Rabbanim (32 minutes)

Rav Yosef Mizrahi Shlit"a - Master of the Torah - The Life of Rav Ovadia Yosef ZT"L - over 2 hours:

Jroot radio 2 hrs 35 minutes on Rav Ovadia: (h/t Matzav)


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