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Political: January 20, 2013‎

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Books of religious law written by Shas party spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef were burned at a major intersection in Or Yehuda by unknown persons.

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January 20th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Closed Society: July 27, 2012‎

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas party, said that “the Ashkenazis in Bnei Brak smell bad”.

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July 27th, 2012 at 9:13 am

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State and Religion: May 16, 2012

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said during a lecture that medically treating gentiles on the Sabbath violates it. (Ynetnews)

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May 16th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Internal Security: April 1, 2012

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Ovadia and Ester Yosef, both of them police officers, were involved in the stabbing of a business competitor. Although security cameras documented their involvement, they were not indicted for their actions.

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April 1st, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Closed Society: 18 March, 2011

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Spiritual leader of the ”Shas” political party, published a Legal (Halakhic) ruling, which rules that in the holiday of Purim, a woman cannot wear a man’s custom, and a man cannot wear a woman’s custom.

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March 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Closed Society: 5 December, 2010

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas party, stated in a lesson he gave that the reason for the Carmel wildfire was the desecration of the Sabbath and failure to observe the rules of the Torah. According to Rabbi Yosef “The Gmara says that on Sabbath – a burning fire is only where the Sabbath is being desecrated. You have to study the Torah and do good deeds. How many houses were destroyed, whole neighborhoods lost – all by Divine intervention.” (Hebrew)

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December 5th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Closed Society: 28 October 2010

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said today (Hebrew), in the course of a lesson he gave in Jerusalem, that it is forbidden to sell apartments to gentiles (non-Jewish persons), “even if they give a lot of money. We won’t let them take over this place.

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October 28th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Political: 29 August 2010

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas party, wished for the death of Abu Mazen, chairman of the Palestinian Authority, and of the Palestinians. He said that “Abu Mazen and all those villains – they should perish from the world. May the Holy One, Blessed Be His Name, send a plague onto them and those Palestinians.”

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August 29th, 2010 at 10:21 pm