Baruch Dayan Emmes: Rav Naim Ovadia Z”L


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candle914Rav Naim Ovadia, the brother of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita, was niftar on the first day of Sukkos at the age of 92. He was niftar in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Shiva for the family will begin after yomtov.

Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita and Rav Naim were both hospitalized on Rosh Hashanah in Hadassah and they davened together in the posek’s hador’s private minyan. The family reports that R’ Naim was able to daven all the tefilos of Yom Kippur as well. The two were extremely close throughout R’ Naim’s lifetime.

The levaya took place on motzei first day Sukkos at 23:30 from the Sephardi Beis Halevayos in Givat Shaul. Kvura was in Har Menuchos.

This difficult news comes to Chacham Ovadia not too long after sitting shiva for his beloved eldest son, Rav Yaakov ZT”L.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / 1st Day Chol Hamoed Sukkos in Eretz Yisrael)


  1. We should daven that the loss of his brother shouldn’t affect his health.Keep in mind that he just recently got out of the hospital himself.

    Ovadia ben Gorgia