Hundreds Visit Mourning Tent Outside Chacham Ovadiah’s Home As Yerushalayim Undertakes Massive Cleanup


rav-ovadiah-yosef-levaya2Yerushalayim slowly resumed its routine today, hours after large portions of the city were shut down for the largest levaya in Israel’s history. Some 950,000 people were estimated to have attended the levaya.

The municipality of Yerushalayim began a huge clean-up operation in the Geulah and Sanhedria areas.

Also, city workers were collecting tens of thousands of plastic water bottles for recycling and removing hundreds of barriers and signs that were put up to control the levaya crowds.

Hundreds of people have been visiting the mourning tent located outside Rav Ovadiah’s house on Rechov Kablan in Har Nof, where the mishpacha is sitting shivah.

Aryeh Deri, Eli Yishai and Ariel Atias, all of Shas, were among the first to come, along with former Sefardi chief rabbi Rav Shlomo Amar and British Ambassador Matthew Gould.

The mourning tent is open for general visits from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., during the week shivah.

The zemanim at 45 Rechov Hakablan in Har Nof are: Shacharis at 7:30 a.m., nichum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minchah at 1 p.m.,
nichum from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Arvis at 7 p.m.

{ Israel News Bureau}