Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Shelita
Painting size: 16″ x 16″
Acrylic and resin on canvas Giclee
Rabbi OvadiahYosef was born in Baghdad, Iraq. The Rabbi was the head of the Torah veHora’ah yeshiva in Tel Aviv and a founder of the Porat Yosef Yeshiva in Tel Aviv and then Jerusalem. In 1965, the Rabbi was appointed a member of the Supreme Rabbinical Court of Appeals in Jerusalem, and in 1968, Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Jaffa The Rabbi became a Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel (Rishon le-Zion) in 1973.The Rabbi is known to be equally versed in both Sephardi and Ashkenazi traditions in granting his halachic rulings, which are known for both their erudition and their directness.
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