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April 12, 2013

Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef 266-year-old Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the eldest son of Sefardi haredi leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, has reportedly passed away at Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital after a long illness. Yaakov Yosef, who broke with his father and flirted with Chabad hasidut until he returned to his father's orbit several years ago. Yaakov Yosef held extremist right wing political views and was involved in many of the loonier right wing activities, including allegedly authorizing death curses against political opponents. Even so, he was considered an authority on halakha, Jewish law.

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef on shoulders of supporters 7-3-11
Rabbi Yaakov Yosef after police questioning 7-3-11
Rabbi Yaakov Yosef 2
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef


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Prayers for Rabbi Yaakov Yosef.

Cancer is a literally and metaphorically something that eats away at a person. Repressed feelings from early childhood trauma, especially anger, that are not recognised and validated will be displaced onto the person affected, i.e. Dis-Ease, Cancer, Addictions, Self Defeating Behaviours etc. or onto others, i.e. Violence. Disease thrives in a climate of denial. Lies are the fertilizer that the satanic forces sprinkle on the farmlands of disease. They make evil grow.

Shabbat Shalom !

Baruch dayan emet. Whatever one thinks of RYY's politics, or of his dad, it is terrible to loose a child; even an adult child.

To Yochanan Lavie,

It is not the natural order of things for a son to predecease their father.

Stay well...

Is this true? I haven't seen it anywhere else.

"neira", your comments on cancer are unacceptable and cause pain to people. you are a delusional would be guru and would do best if you simply shut your gob.

To Maven,

A wise sage once said...

"It doesn't matter what you think, we will all know the truth and what is correct in the end."

I can prove my assertions about lies and denial leading to "dis-ease". Communities and societies also become sick when the lies that have accumulated build up too much. Beware of toxic groupthink. BTW, people hated Moses because he told the truth, nu ?

P.S. Be careful who you cast aspersions on...

To Maven,

Perpetrators use many techniques to control their victims. Silencing is one of them. I don't appreciate your attempt at intimidation. Here's an 80's song from a famous Aussie artist. Listen to the lyrics closesly. Something to ponder on shabbat eve...


I wonder what, if anything, will be said at your funeral?

Adam, well said.

Baruch dayan emet.

orthopinionated | April 12, 2013 at 12:24 PM

please, let us know, what was well said?

While his father may say the brocho that one says upon hearing very bad news, and while I also don't wish death upon anyone, the death of this person does not qualify as "very bad news" to anyone decent or to any gute neshoma and thus "Baruch Dayan HaEmet" is not appropriate.

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