Rav Ovadia Yosef zt”l bequeathed most of his earthly possessions to his youngest son, Rav Moshe Yosef, in a letter submitted to his attorney David Glass in 2005, and renewed in 2012, according to a report on Israel Army Radio. Rav Ovadia passed away at age 93 in October 2013.
Rav Moshe and his wife, Rebbetzin Yehudit, were in charge of directing Rav Ovadia’s household and other operations when the rav was alive.
The letter bequeaths to Rav Moshe everything as a gift, to do with as he sees fit.
Included in the inheritance are Rav Ovadia’s properties, his manuscripts and letters, his massive library, and his money.
Excluded from the gift are Rav Ovadia’s apartment on 45 Kablan Street in Har Nof, and personal effects.
The apartment is to be sold for an expected 10 million shekels and the amount divided among Rav Ovadia’s 11 children.
Also excluded from Rav Moshe’s exclusive inheritance are the rav’s personal effects in the house, which also have financial value, and they will also be distributed among all the children.