Prosecution Moves Ahead with an Indictment Against Rabbi Avraham Yosef


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avyoThe State Prosecutor has filed a criminal indictment against Holon Chief Rabbi Avraham Yosef Shlita, who is alleged to have abused his position to advance the interests of the Badatz Beit Yosef hashgacha, a private hashgacha run by a brother, Rabbi Moshe Yosef Shlita. The charges against the rav include fraud and breach of trust.

YWN-ISRAEL recently reported that Rabbi Yosef was offered a deal, to step down from his post in exchange of avoiding a criminal indictment, but he declined.

A gabbai to the rav was quoted saying “The rabbi will not comply with the request, which in essence means abandoning his life’s work when essentially, he is untainted”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Too bad…
    What a golden opportunity for a Talmid Chochom to purify himself and disassociate from the secular state. He may have much more influence on the city’s people with out the “Rav Mita’am” official position.

  2. He was hired by the zionists to be a government rabbi and support the official government hecksher – and he turns around and supports a non-government hecksher that is in competition with the government’s hecksher. He appears to be acting under the delusion he is a “Rav”.

    An analogy is if someone is hired to work for General Motors, and goes around help Toyota. How that is criminal is dubious, though the fact he appears to have a beard and peyos, and a black hat, is pretty much consider proof of criminality under zionist law.

  3. Akuperma, another analogy would be where YOU hired someone, paid him, and he went to work for someone else, possibly even a competitor. You’d just accept that because you wouldn’t follow “Zionist law,” right? Actually, my friend, it’s called Choshen Mishpat. Please try to keep your prejudices from influencing what is right and wrong al pi halacha.