Labor MK’s grandfather, a chief rabbi of Israel, treated Yosef ‘like a son’

Labor MK Isaac Herzog recalls how the late Rabbi Ovadia used to talk with pride about how the lawmaker’s grandfather — Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, a chief rabbi of Israel and of Mandatory Palestine — took Yosef in and treated him like a son when the rabbi first arrived in Israel after having lived in Egypt.

“Over the years, we talked a lot about Jewish law, politics, the state and its social needs,” Herzog writes on his Facebook page. “While we didn’t always agree, I afforded him great respect, both as a teacher of Jewish law and as a very important public leader in Israel.”

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