All the big names in heaven turned out to welcome Rabbi Ovadia Yosef into the afterlife, said Rabbi David Kaduri, who added that he got the skinny on the Shas’s leader’s celestial reception from his own deceased father in a dream.
Kaduri related his nighttime vision of Yosef’s arrival in the world-to-come to the late rabbi’s grieving family during a condolence visit on Thursday, the ultra-Orthodox website Kikar Hashabbat reported.
According to Kaduri, his father, the famed Kabbalist Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, appeared to him while he slept Wednesday night and said that all of the great Jewish religious figures — from Abraham to Moses and the rabbinic greats — assembled at the Pearly Gates to greet Yosef, who died Monday. Everyone, that is, except the elder Kaduri himself.
“All the greatest people came to greet the master into the heavenly yeshiva, except for me,” Kaduri said his father related to him. Yosef, 93, died on Monday.
Kaduri said his father responded to his inquiry as to why he did not attend saying, “I am in a different section — the section for Hassidism — and from there I was not able to go to the section where the reception for the Master was being held.”
It was not clear from the article what section Yosef was destined to inhabit for all eternity.