Yitzhak 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.

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Rabbi Yosef in 2007

Ovadia Yosef

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.

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.

Rabbi Yosef in 2007
Ovadia Yosef as a child with his family.
Ovadia Yosef in his youth.
Ovadia Yosef in 2007

6) Yitzhak Yosef, (b. 1952) is the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, also known as the Rishon LeZion, the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Hazon Ovadia, and the author of a popular set of books on Jewish law called Yalkut Yosef.

A full set of the Babylonian Talmud

Halakha

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

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).

A full set of the Babylonian Talmud

Yalkut Yosef

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.

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.

A full set of the Babylonian Talmud

It was written by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, his son.

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

Posek

Term in Jewish law for a "decisor", a legal scholar who determines the position of halakha, the Jewish religious laws derived from the written and Oral Torah in cases of Jewish law where previous authorities are inconclusive, or in those situations where no clear halakhic precedent exists.

Term in Jewish law for a "decisor", a legal scholar who determines the position of halakha, the Jewish religious laws derived from the written and Oral Torah in cases of Jewish law where previous authorities are inconclusive, or in those situations where no clear halakhic precedent exists.

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

Yitzhak Yosef (1952- ), Chief Sephardic Rabbi of the State of Israel, author of the set Yalkut Yosef

The rainbow is the unofficial symbol of Noahidism, recalling the Genesis flood narrative in which a rainbow appears to Noah after the Flood, indicating that God would not flood the Earth and destroy all life again.

Seven Laws of Noah

In Judaism, the Seven Laws of Noah (שבע מצוות בני נח, Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach), otherwise referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachian Laws (from the Hebrew pronunciation of "Noah"), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of universal moral laws for the "sons of Noah"—that is, all of humanity.

In Judaism, the Seven Laws of Noah (שבע מצוות בני נח, Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach), otherwise referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachian Laws (from the Hebrew pronunciation of "Noah"), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of universal moral laws for the "sons of Noah"—that is, all of humanity.

The rainbow is the unofficial symbol of Noahidism, recalling the Genesis flood narrative in which a rainbow appears to Noah after the Flood, indicating that God would not flood the Earth and destroy all life again.
James the Just, whose judgment was adopted in the Apostolic Decree of Acts : "but we should write to them [gentiles] to abstain only from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from whatever has been strangled and from blood." (NRSV)

In March 2016, the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yitzhak Yosef, declared during a sermon that Jewish law requires that only non-Jews who follow the Noahide laws are allowed to live in Israel: "According to Jewish law, it’s forbidden for a non-Jew to live in the Land of Israel – unless he has accepted the seven Noahide laws, [...] If the non-Jew is unwilling to accept these laws, then we can send him to Saudi Arabia, ... When there will be full, true redemption, we will do this."

Map of Canaan

Chief Rabbi

Title given in several countries to the recognized religious leader of that country's Jewish community, or to a rabbinic leader appointed by the local secular authorities.

Title given in several countries to the recognized religious leader of that country's Jewish community, or to a rabbinic leader appointed by the local secular authorities.

Map of Canaan

Yitzhak Yosef (2013–)

The pre-1948 facade of the Porat Yosef Yeshiva (left) facing the Temple Mount. The domed Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue is to the right, rear.

Porat Yosef Yeshiva

Sephardic yeshiva in Jerusalem, with locations in both the Old City and the Geula neighborhood.

Sephardic yeshiva in Jerusalem, with locations in both the Old City and the Geula neighborhood.

The pre-1948 facade of the Porat Yosef Yeshiva (left) facing the Temple Mount. The domed Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue is to the right, rear.
Porat Yosef Yeshiva (number 57 and adjacent schools) in the 1936-47 Survey of Palestine map
The Arab Legion attacking the Porat Yosef Yeshiva, May 1948.
Geula branch of Porat Yosef Yeshiva.

Yitzhak Yosef, Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel

Statue of the Sephardic philosopher Maimonides, in Córdoba, Spain

List of Sephardi chief rabbis of the Land of Israel

This list of Sephardi chief rabbis of the Land of Israel documents the rabbis who served as the spiritual leader of the Sephardic community in the Land of Israel from the mid-17th century to present.

This list of Sephardi chief rabbis of the Land of Israel documents the rabbis who served as the spiritual leader of the Sephardic community in the Land of Israel from the mid-17th century to present.

Statue of the Sephardic philosopher Maimonides, in Córdoba, Spain

Yitzhak Yosef (2013—)

The Hebron Yeshiva, Knesses Yisrael (Hebron)

Hebron Yeshiva

Yeshiva devoted to high-level study of the Talmud.

Yeshiva devoted to high-level study of the Talmud.

The Hebron Yeshiva, Knesses Yisrael (Hebron)
The Alter of Slabodka surrounded by students in Hebron.
Hebron yeshiva students, circa 1920s. All but one of these students perished in the pogrom.
Geula branch of the Hebron yeshiva.

Yitzhak Yosef, Sepharadi Chief Rabbi of Israel

The Western Wall (Kotel in Hebrew) is under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Recognized by law as the supreme rabbinic authority for Judaism in Israel.

Recognized by law as the supreme rabbinic authority for Judaism in Israel.

The Western Wall (Kotel in Hebrew) is under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

The present Sephardi Chief Rabbi is Yitzhak Yosef, and the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi is David Lau, both of whom began their terms in 2013.