A report on Haredi Judaism and Ovadia Yosef

Haredi Jewish men during a Torah reading.
Rabbi Yosef in 2007
Young Haredi Jews in Jerusalem, 2005
Ovadia Yosef as a child with his family.
Hasidic boys in Łódź, 1910
Ovadia Yosef in his youth.
Haredi Jews from Galicia at the in Vienna's second district, Leopoldstadt, 1915
Ovadia Yosef in 2007
Haredi Jewish women and girls in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, 2013
Styles of Haredi dress
Typical Haredi dress for men and women
Gender-separate beach in Israel. To accommodate Haredi and other Orthodox Jews, many coastal resorts in Israel have a designated area for sex-separate bathing.
The Bais Yaakov graduating class of 1934 in Łódź, Poland
Tziporah Heller, a weekly columnist for Hamodia
photograph of the Warsaw Ghetto
Members of Neturei Karta protest against Israel (Washington, 2005)
Haredi demonstration against the conscription of yeshiva pupils
Hasidim walk to the synagogue, Rehovot, Israel.
Haredi Rabbis and students writing a Torah scroll (Haredi settlement of Beitar Illit, Gush Etzion)
Hasidic family on the street in Borough Park, Brooklyn
Students of Telshe yeshiva, 1936

Yosef's responsa were highly regarded within Haredi circles, particularly among Mizrahi communities, among whom he was regarded as "the most important living halakhic authority".

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3) The second wave began in the 1970s associated with the religious revival of the so-called baal teshuva movement, although most of the newly religious become Orthodox, and not necessarily fully Haredi. The formation and spread of the Sephardic Haredi lifestyle movement also began in the 1980s by Ovadia Yosef, alongside the establishment of the Shas party in 1984. This led many Sephardi Jews to adopt the clothing and culture of the Lithuanian Haredi Judaism, though it had no historical basis in their own tradition. Many yeshivas were also established specifically for new adopters of the Haredi way of life.

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Haredi Jewish men during a Torah reading.

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Agudat Yisrael

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Agudat Yisrael council meeting
Kashrut Badatz of Agudat Yisrael

Agudat Yisrael (אֲגוּדָּת יִשְׂרָאֵל, lit., Union of Israel, also transliterated Agudath Israel, or, in Yiddish, Agudas Yisroel) is a Haredi Jewish political party in Israel.

Rabbi Shach had earlier assisted Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef in splitting from Agudah to create a Sephardic Haredi party known as Shas.

Shas

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Aryeh Deri, chairman of Shas
Eli Yishai, 2009
Ovadiah Yosef, long-time spiritual leader of Shas
Shas party ballot 2009

Shas (ש״ס) is a Haredi religious political party in Israel.

Founded in 1984 under the leadership of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a former Israeli Sephardi chief rabbi, who remained its spiritual leader until his death in October 2013, it primarily represents the interests of Sephardic and Mizrahi Haredi Jews.

United Torah Judaism

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United Torah Judaism (יהדות התורה, Yahadut HaTora), often referred to by its electoral symbol Gimel, is a Haredi, religious conservative political alliance in Israel.

Later, Shas broke with Rabbi Shach, as it adopted its own independent political stance under Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

A full set of the Babylonian Talmud

Halakha

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Collective body of Jewish religious laws which is derived from the written and Oral Torah.

Collective body of Jewish religious laws which is derived from the written and Oral Torah.

A full set of the Babylonian Talmud
Sefer Torah at Glockengasse Synagogue (museum exhibits), Cologne
Hasidim walk to the synagogue, Rehovot, Israel.
A mixed-gender, egalitarian Conservative service at Robinson's Arch, Western Wall
Set of Mishneh Torah
Shulchan Aruch HaRav
Peninei Halakha Set
An illuminated manuscript of Arba'ah Turim from 1435

Haredi Jews generally hold that even minhagim (customs) must be retained, and existing precedents cannot be reconsidered.

Yalkut Yosef, by rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, is a voluminous, widely cited and contemporary work of halakha, based on the rulings of rabbi Ovadia Yosef (1920 - 2013).

An air display in Tel Aviv on Israel's 61st Independence Day

Independence Day (Israel)

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National day of Israel, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.

National day of Israel, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.

An air display in Tel Aviv on Israel's 61st Independence Day
David Ben-Gurion proclaiming independence beneath a large portrait of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism.
Independence Day celebrations in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, 2008
Israeli Air Force Independence Day flypast, 2011
International Bible Contest, 1985
Visitors around an IDF Caterpillar D9 at the Israel Defense Forces exhibition at Yad La-Shiryon, Independence Day 2012.
Hallel recited at the Day to Praise Israel Independence Day event in Jerusalem, 23 April 2015
Families celebrating in Israel Defense Force fair in Sderot, 2019.
IAF F-35I Adir in Independence Day 2019 flypast.

The innovation was strongly denounced by his Sephardic counterpart, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, leader of Modern Orthodox Judaism in America.

Most Haredim make no changes in their daily prayers.