Final Preparations Being Made for Levaya of Chacham Ovadiah zt”l

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chacham-ovadiah-yosefFinal preparations are being made for what is expected to be, perhaps, the largest levaya in Israel’s history.

The levaya procession will leave Yeshivat Porat Yosef Yeshiva in Yerushalayim in a little over 2 hours, at 6 p.m., and will make its way to the Sanhedria Bais Hachaim.

Tens of thousands are already making their way to Yerushalayim to attend the levaya.

Magen David Adom emergency personnel are preparing to provide security and medical services during the levaya.

Many of the city’s streets will be closed to traffic and the police have asked motorists to avoid entering and leaving the city if possible.

Hundreds of Yidden were – and still are – at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital following news of the petirah, many of them crying unabashedly and davening.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

15 COMMENTS

  1. THEY ARE NOT ‘yidden’
    THEY ARE JEWS
    I AM A JEW
    THEY ARE JEWS

    I AM NOT YIDDEN
    THEY ARE NOT YIDDEN
    THE WORLD IS NOT IN EUROPE HIDING

    UNLESS YOU ARE EXCLUDING ‘JEWS’
    MASHIACH WILL BE A JEW
    NOT yid !!!

  2. I am sorry, but I don’t get the last comment about yidden and Jews, please explain yourself. Today is a yom tzara for klal yisroel lets not make issues out of nothing. Thank you!

  3. The Word Yid comes from Yehudi
    The Word Jew from Judas Iscariot noted as the one who the Christians say was the one of the Twelve Apostles of Yaishu who betrayed him.

    Jew or Judis alluded to that anti-semitic fact

    I’ll take Yid.

  4. Dacon9- what are you talking about??? I don’t at all understand what you are talking about and why this bothers you (especially while discussing a heartbreaking event). “Yidden” is the yiddish word for Jews. It is, and has been, used by people much greater than you or me for generations.

  5. To #3.
    I think that you have some issues that may be able to be rectified through counselling. I would seek professional help as soon as possible.

  6. To Dacon9. My guess is that you never heard Kriat Megilla. If you did, you would recognize the word Yid. Yid comes from the German word Jude, which is pronounced Yud. This comes from the original Persian, Yehudi. In Arabic it is also called Yehud. It seems that you are not a true Sefaradi, otherwise you would recognize these middle eastern terms. In any case it doesn’t do credit to the Neshama of Chacham Ovadia Z’L.

  7. #8,#11 and all you **ASHKANAZ** YOU GOT IT! I AM NOT A YID.
    I AM A JEW FROM ABRAHAM AVEINU, well i guess I should say from YAACOB AVEINU.
    I A SEPHARDIC *JEW*,
    AND YOU ARE EXCLUDING ‘YOURSELF’
    FROM OUR MOTHER TONGUE. **HEBREW** .
    FOR THAT MATTER YOU ARE A MARRANO HIDING
    SO I SHOULD CALL YOU A MARRANO AFTER ALL USING YOUR ‘EXCUSE’,ITS A SEPHARDIC TERMINOLOGY SO I CAN CALL YOU A MARRANO.
    MAYBE I should call you a converso..who knows what you are and what your lineage is.
    Maybe I should call you ‘judisch’ or kike
    or satan OR ANY OTHER derogatory terms I have been called
    YOU ARE A *JEW IS TODAYS ACCEPTABLE TERM FOR HEBREW oh sorry, we are not Hebrews, thats what the pharoah called Moses. Why didnt he call MOshe Rabbeinu ‘ A YID’?

    WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ”’ONE”’NATION”’I THINK
    UNLESS europe changed that also
    LISTEN rebbosai, I MEAN REBBOTAI…

    YOU ARE NO LONGER IN THE GHETTOS OF EUROPE.
    You are not under roman rule or moslem rule.
    YOU/ WE AREUNDER ‘ONE’ G-Ds RULE.
    WE ARE JEWS
    or if you prefer….
    I AM A JEW, AND YOU ARE A YID FROM THE EUROPEAN ASHKANAZI MAYBE RELATED TO THE ONCE KHAZAR PAGANS…..

    C’MON…
    DEFINE YOURSELF
    EITHER WE ARE ‘ONE’ OR YOU ARE A YID,
    oh so sorry, you are a marrano, maybe you are VVViddish and not yyyiddish, maybe you are not any of the above but I know one thing..
    YOU ARE A JEW FROM YAACOB AVEINU,,,or are ya.

    ALSO I KNOW A FEW THINGS FOR SURE…
    We do know HASHEM UNDERSTAND all languages
    BUT WE HAVE TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD..
    NOT EUROPE GHETTOS.
    It seems many VViddish speakers do not speak english or hebrew but speak fluent VVIDDISH,,,
    WHY???

    #11 TRUE SEPHARDI? CAN YOU TECHINICALLY PROVE YOU ARE A TRUE JEW?
    SEPHARDIS DO NOT ACCEPT CONVERTS OR ‘half JEWS’
    SEPHARDIC RABBIS STILL IN CASE OF MARRIGE STILL CALL THEIR RABBIS TO CONFIRM THEIR LINEAGE…
    NOT ONLY AM I A TRUE SEPHARDI BUT
    I AM A TRUE KOHAINE
    AND A YID ON TOP OF THAT……….
    and dont mix issues of mundane chit chat in arabic its called HAKI BALASH WITH A ZTADDIQ.

    YOU AS A PREACHER AND A SEER OF WHO IS TRUE THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE LEARNED NOT TO MENTION THE PROFANE WITH HOLINESS OR IS THAT NOT A MARRANO THING….

    AS I SAID…
    ,DONT INSULT ME,
    I AM A TRUE YID…..

    ATT MATZAV: please foward the check for my rediculous comments to my paypal as ASAP.

  8. BY THE WAY #11.
    I DOUBT **you** EVER READ THE MEGILLA YOURSELF.

    IF **you** DID
    YOU WOULD SURELY KNOW THAT…
    …. ‘YID’ IS NOT THERE.
    VIDDISH WASNT INVENTED THEN.
    THE WORD IN HEBREW IS
    YEHUD/YEHUDI.

  9. Number 14, You proved my point. I’m sorry to have let the air out of your balloon. You thought Yid came from Khazar Pagans, when it stems from the Megilla. Like the word corner comes from the Hebrew word Keren. The Sefardim in my area (the Marrano Sefardim) speak Persian and Arabic. They hold onto the old country like the Ashkenazim. I don’t know what brand Sefardi you belong to. (By the way the edict not to accept converts is only about 80 years old.) I really enjoy your comments as it shows only ignorance and bias. Keep them coming.

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