Photos: Tens of Thousands Attend Yerushalayim Atzeres Hesped L’illui Nishmas Chacham Ovadiah Yosef zt”l

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atzeres-hesped-rav-ovadiah-yosef[Video and photos below.] This evening, a massive memorial ceremony was held in Yerushalayim, at the intersection of Rechov Bar Ilan and Rechov Shmuel Hanovi, to mark one week since the petirah of Chacham Ovadiahhttp://matzav.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifYosef zt”l.

Yerushalayim police shut down major streets including parts of Rechov Yirmiyahu, Rechov Bar Ilan, Sderot Golda Meir, Rechov Shmuel Hanovi and Sederot Levi Eshkol. Over 30 people were treated by medical personnel, but the event was well-organized and a maamad shel Kiddush Hashem.

Some 200 rabbonim graced the multi-level dais, as tens of thousands filled the surrounding streets.

Rav Yaakov Ades opened the program with Kabbolas Ohl Malchus Shomayim.

Speakers included former Sefardic Chief Rabbi Rav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron; Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Rav Dovid Lau; Rav Binayahu Shmueli; Rav Berel Povarsky, rosh yeshiva of Ponovezh Yeshiva; Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Yisroel; Rav Moshe Tzadka; the Belzer Rebbe; Rav Shalom Cohen, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Porat Yosef; the Sanzer Rebbe; Former Sefardic Chief Rabbi Rav Shlomo Moshe Amar; Rav Yaakov Tufik, rov of Beitar Illit; Rav Mutzafi and Rav Elbaz. Rav Abutbul, son-in-law of Rav Ovadiah zt”l, was the emcee.

Click here for a video clip.

See below for photos from the event:

צילום: בחדרי חרדים, ויוסי פורמנסקי – דוברות מד”א ומשטרת ישראל

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau/Photos courtesy of Bechadrei Chareidim}

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