A report on Posek and Ovadia Yosef

Toledot HaPoskim, History of the Jewish Codes, by Chaim Tchernowitz.
Rabbi Yosef in 2007
Ovadia Yosef as a child with his family.
Ovadia Yosef in his youth.
Ovadia Yosef in 2007

Ovadia Yosef (Ovadya Yosef, عبد الله يوسف; September 24, 1920 – October 7, 2013) was an Iraqi-born Talmudic scholar, a posek, the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1973 to 1983, and a founder and long-time spiritual leader of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Shas party.

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Ovadia Yosef (1920–2013), Yabbia Omer

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Toledot HaPoskim, History of the Jewish Codes, by Chaim Tchernowitz.

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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

When a rabbinic posek ("he who makes a statement", "decisor") proposes an additional interpretation of a law, that interpretation may be considered binding for the posek's questioner or immediate community.

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).

Yalkut Yosef

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Yalkut Yosef (ילקוט יוסף, "Collation of Yosef") is an authoritative, contemporary work of Halakha, providing a detailed explanation of the Shulchan Aruch as based on the halachic rulings of the former Rishon LeTzion Rav Ovadia Yosef.

Yitzhak Yosef

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel (known as the Rishon LeZion), the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Hazon Ovadia, and the author of a set of books on halakha (Jewish law) called Yalkut Yosef.

Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel (known as the Rishon LeZion), the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Hazon Ovadia, and the author of a set of books on halakha (Jewish law) called Yalkut Yosef.

Yosef is the son of Ovadia Yosef, former Chief Rabbi of Israel, and bases his halakhic rulings on his father's methodology.

On 21 August 2013 Yosef released a psak halakha stating it is an obligation and mitzvah for parents to have their children vaccinated for polio virus.

Shlomo Goren as a young Israeli officer and rabbi heading the Military Rabbinate of the IDF

Shlomo Goren

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Shlomo Goren as a young Israeli officer and rabbi heading the Military Rabbinate of the IDF
Goren on left, saluting, at the grave of Uri Ilan (1955)
A poster signed by prominent rabbis exhorting people to not to rely on Goren's halakhic rulings (1972)
Goren visiting a soldier in the Hospital, 1969
Six Day War. Shlomo Goren, who is surrounded by IDF soldiers, blows the shofar in front of the Western Wall. 7 June 1967.

Shlomo Goren (שלמה גורן; February 3, 1917 – October 29, 1994), was a Polish-born Israeli Orthodox Religious Zionist rabbi and Talmudic scholar who was considered a foremost authority on Jewish law (Halakha).

Goren's reversal was fiercely opposed, primarily by the Agudat Yisrael and Rav Ovadiah Yosef.

Mordechai Eliyahu

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Blessing and autograph of Mordechai Eliyahu circa 1998

Mordechai Tzemach Eliyahu (מרדכי צמח אליהו, March 3, 1929 – June 7, 2010, on the Hebrew calendar: 21 Adar I, 5689 - 25 Siwan, 5770), was an Israeli rabbi, posek, and spiritual leader.

Eliyahu worked for the preservation of the Iraqi Jewish rite and the opinions of the Ben Ish Hai, and opposed the attempts of Ovadia Yosef to impose a uniform "Israeli Sephardi" rite based on the Shulchan Aruch and his own halakhic opinions.