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.
We are a people with the baggage of millennia. The practice and tradition contained in our book of books concerning fundamental life lessons are often forgotten or misunderstood. Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum interviews Rabbi Joseph Dweck, a leading religious voice in Anglo-Jewry today, on his interpretations of the biblical prophets.
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