Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, October 7, 2013
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s son, delivers emotional address
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Ovadia Yosef’s son, who just a few months ago was elected to the post of Sephardi chief rabbi, a position once held by his father, is delivering an emotional address to the assembled crowds.
“My father, my father,” he cries repeatedly, comparing Yosef’s death to the destruction of the Second Temple. “We must continue on his path,” he adds. “The world of yesterday won’t be tomorrow. There was no one like hi, and there won’t anyone like him in the future,” he added.