Rav David Yosef Issues Strong Condemnation of Eli Yishai


rav-david-yosefRav David Yosef, son of Chacham Ovadiah Yosef and member of the Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah of Shas, issued scathing criticism of Eli Yishai, the former Shas MK.

At a rally held at a tent near the home of Aryeh Deri, who tendered his resignation as Shas head earlier this week, Rav David Yosef said that Yishai “is trampling the memory of my father zeicher tzaddik livracha. [Yishai] deserves the title ‘in all my home he is recording.’ The recordings are totally forbidden. The Torah states, ‘Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.'”

Rav David referred to the leaked videotape recorded in 2008 and aired by Israel’s Channel 2 News.

Yishai, who left Shas to form his own party called Ha’am Itanu, denies having any connection to the leaking of the tape.

Rav David Yosef also said, “I blame Yishai for the destruction of Sefardic Jewry,” adding that “he is destroying the world of Torah.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Last week We had a tragic week . What happened with Shas is a tragedy for the entire Am Yisroel. Its a huge Chilul Hashem and Am Yisroel might have to pay for it in one way or another. Hashem must have had pity on Rav Ovadya zt”l and at least when he was in this world he didn’t have to witness it.

    Its not only a tragedy for the members of Shas. It will affect all the Frum Yidden because Shas is no different than all political religious parties and therefore what’s happening with them is similar to all other parties in Knesset. It shows what they are really about, and that is: being busy fighting with one another.