Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon is expected to announce on Thursday a change in the name of the Har Nof neighborhood of the city. The announcement, which is expected to be made on Thursday at a special meeting of the Chief Rabbinical Council in memory of Maran Hagaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef, will be giving a new name to the neighborhood, the name of “Neot Yosef”.
The renaming of the neighborhood is in memory of HaRav Ovadia Yosef, and Maran Hagaon HaRav Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, two poskei hador from the last generation. The meeting will be taking place in the former home of HaRav Ovadia Yosef,, on 45 HaKablan St. in Har Nof. The meeting will commemorate his sixth yarzheit.
The city council said that the renaming is being done with full consensus, both within the council and within the neighborhood. A spokesperson for the council said: “Prior to the decision being made, council representatives met with local Rabbonim from the neighborhood, representatives of the community and others. Only after those meetings was the decision made to change the name of the neighborhood to Neot Yosef to memorialize the Gedolei Hador.”
The decision will be brought before the naming committee in the city, and the official change is expected to take place shortly.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)