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Yosef’s death ‘an opportunity for solidarity,’ Labor MK says

Meirav Michaeli giving a speech in the Knesset. (Screenshot: Knesset Channel 10)
Meirav Michaeli giving a speech in the Knesset. (Screenshot: Knesset Channel 10)

“There are those for whom the day on which Rabbi Ovadia Yosef died is a day of catastrophe almost like the day I had when [former prime minister Yitzhak] Rabin was murdered,” Labor MK Merav Michaeli posts on her Facebook profile. Many people felt a real sense of orphanhood today, she adds, and while she does not belong to this group, “it is impossible to ignore the enormous role Rabbi Ovadia fulfilled in Israel society, a part of it problematic but a part of it very important.”

Every single one of us has his or her private rabbi and is broken when he or she passes away, the self-described feminist lawmaker writes. “This is an opportunity for solidarity – not for agreement, but for real consoling between sisters and brothers.”

Raphael Ahren

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