Opposition leader MK Yitzchak Herzog, accompanied by Rishon L’tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita, on Sunday morning 25 Tammuz visited the kever of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L.
Herzog arrived in the Sanhedria Cemetery in Yerushalayim for the yahrzeit of his grandfather, former Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Herzog ZT”L, using the opportunity to then visit the kever of Maran.
Rav Yosef took part in the azkora for Rav Herzog, and the opposition leader recited Kaddish.
Rav Yosef told Herzog that his late father had told him that he merited attending a number of meetings with his grandfather and he called upon him to continue in his grandfather’s tradition and assist the Chief Rabbinate of Israel today, which he stated “has many significant challenges to face”.
Rav Yosef and Mr. Herzog recited Tehillim at Maran’s kever before leaving the area.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)