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The Great Jewish Thinkers of the 20th and 21st Century: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Past Sessions
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 • 21 Shevat 5778 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Home of Martha & Barry Ginsburg
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 • 14 Shevat 5778 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Home of Martha & Barry Ginsburg
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • 7 Shevat 5778 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Home of Martha & Barry Ginsburg

At R. Ovadia Yosef's funeral in 2013, he was escorted by 800,000 mourners -- 10% of the entire country's population. Other than founding and leading the powerful Shas political party, resuscitating Sephardic cultural and religious pride in Ashkenazi-led modern Israel, and serving as Chief Rabbi of Israel for ten years ... he was probably the single most learned Torah scholar of the entire post-Medieval period. Nicknamed with the honorific "Maran" (our great master), a term typically reserved only for author of the Shulchan Aruch, R. Ovadia Yosef had a similarly authoritative and groundbreaking effect on Halakhic thought and practice. Together, we will explore "Maran's" colorful and inspiring life story, get a taste of his mindblowingly knowledgable Torah writings, read some of his more groundbreaking Responsa, and also address the morally difficult pieces of some of his theology.

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Tue, February 20 2018 5 Adar 5778