Rabbi Ovadia Yosef A Genius of Jewish Law
Joseph Dweck, Dayan Ivan Binstock
When scholar and former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Ovadia Yosef died aged 93 in October 2013, vast crowds attended his funeral. Yosef had an unrivalled breadth of learning and his decisions on religious issues were magisterial, if often lenient. Leading rabbis of distinct traditions discuss the late genius and lasting legacy of one of the foremost legal authorities of the Jewish world.
Dayan Ivan Binstock
Dayan Ivan Binstock has been the Rabbi of the St John’s Wood Synagogue since 1995. He was formerly the minister of the Golders Green synagogue as well as the Finsbury Park Synagogue. Dayan Binstock combines his role as Minister for St John’s Wood Synagogue with a part-time position as a Dayan at the London Beth Din.Rabbi Raphael Zarum
Rabbi Raphael Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies, a graduate of Jerusalem’s Mandel Leadership School, and a leading Jewish educator both in the UK and worldwide. He also holds an MA in Education, a PhD in Theoretical Physics and has published a number of papers on Quantum Chaos Theory.