Yosef was ‘impressive and incredibly intelligent,’ provided ‘unique leadership’ — Defense Minister Ya’alon

Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon (photo credit: Yehoshua Yosef/Flash90)
Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon (photo credit: Yehoshua Yosef/Flash90)

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was an “impressive and incredibly intelligent” man who was very involved in what was happening in Israel and beyond, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon says, adding that Yosef was “a great Torah and law scholar” who was “careful to listen to different opinions before formulating his position, and did that with great openness and patience.”

“The rabbi displayed at meetings a true concern for Israel, [and] the security and strength of Israeli society in all its forms,” Ya’alon notes. Yosef was “extremely pragmatic” and provided a “unique leadership derived from his wisdom, greatness in Torah and his involvement in various parts of society.”

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