Yahrtzeit of Harav Ovadia Yosef Marked

Tefillos at the kever of Harav Ovadia Yosef on Thursday night. (Yaakov Cohen/Flash90)
Tefillos at the kever of Harav Ovadia Yosef on Thursday night. (Yaakov Cohen/Flash90)

The third yahrtzeit of Hagaon Harav Ovadia Yosef, zt”l, marked on Thursday night and Friday, 3 Cheshvan.

Many atzaros and hespedim were held on the day of the yahrtzeit.

Harav Reuven Elbaz attends a ceremony in memory of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in Jerusalem on November 3, 2016, as they mark three years to the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef the late religious spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews. Photo by Yaakov Cohen/Flash90)
Harav Reuven Elbaz leads the recital of Selichos at the kever on Thursday night. (Yaakov Cohen/Flash90)

All speakers discussed the unforgettable memory of the leader of Sephardic Jewry, Harav Ovadia Yosef, and his part in re-establishing the Sephardic Torah world.

Thousands flocked to daven at his kever, in Yerushalayim’s Sanhedria cemetery.

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Harav David Yosef speaks at a conference for women on Thursday, marking the yahrtzeit of his father, Harav Ovadia Yosef. (Yaakov Cohen/Flash90)