Rabbi praying at the Western Wall, Holy Jerusalem. the spinning wheel or charkha, a symbol of Satyagraha or holy practice.
Ovadya Yosef was an Iraqi- born Talmudic scholar Sephardi. Particularly among Mizrahi communities he was regarded as “the most important living halakhic authority.” Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel. Organisation Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Began 1973- Ended 1983. Predecessor Yitzhak Nissim. Successor Mordechai Eliyahu. Other Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv. Spiritual leader of the political party Shas. Born September 24, 1920. Yeshiva Semicha Rabbi Ben Zion Hai Uziel . Baghdad. October 7, 2013 (aged 93) Jerusalem. Buried Sanhedria Cemetery. Nationality Israeli. Denomination Sephardi Haredi Judaism. Residence Jerusalem. Parents Yaakov and Georgia Ovadia. Spouse Margalit Fattal. Children 11, including Yitzhak Yosef and Adina BarShalom. Occupation Author, Politician, Rabbi, Talmudic and וסףrecognized halakhic authority. Life and Times of Revered = י Rabbi Ovadya Yousef from 1973 to 1983
There has to be a concomitant moral response to why people are driven to destroy one another. To do this here are some salient instructions to follow. Moral rights are a necessity and the way to begin this dialogue is with those whose dignities were violated beyond human recognition. It is a belief that moral human beings have to accept the values of those who survived the horrors of war as the standards of moral righteousness and therefore rights. Blasphemy against God are crimes and no one human being is blameless in this regard. The task lies now in identifying and removing that blasphemy as a means of resurrecting moral law. It is probably hubris to claim that victims of world war II, especially those who perished in labor camps both in Europe and in South Asia, the Jews and those under the rule of a deceitful dictatorship. Non-violent movements during that time is as good place as any to begin such a conversation. But these two events come up over and over again as crimes that are not acceptable. They are not forgivable and never will be because the incidents also were connected to the affairs of God in our lives. The Shoah is not something God accepted, and brutality as a means of living is also not what a loving God accepted. Therefore, the number one lesson that we must draw as moral is that one does not make victimhood a right to their personhood but rather a place of moral contestations. EVERYONE should be a part of this important appeal as it pertains to self-government demonstrated by MK Gandhi and by ambitious democracies in the world such as Israel. Proponents of terror such as ISIS and AlQeida are ruled by the same laws that govern Blasphemy in religion. Their blasphemous activities injure and remove the one on one relationship that human beings are ENTITLED to have with God. No one has the right to take this humanity away. Laws from important religious authorities such as the ones in Jerusalem will take being to take into account events and judge them accordingly. Thus, if one is a terrorist or is training to become one, they should know that the hand of justice is going to reach out to them and mete out concomitant punishment. The only relationship to law a human being has in our world is with free individuals. God is widely acknowledged as the chief advocate of liberty and thus of a different dimension of human freedom, moral liberty. We need God’s help to repair lives and the only way to accomplish is to obey his works. Licentious, predatory, incriminating and other murderous acts that plague our world today have to be accounted for. Both free and enslaved human beings if they espouse the validity of truth dejure establishes all laws, criminal, civil, moral, commercial and so and so forth. Such is the power of truth in action. It is then easy to remove corrupt and disgraced people, whether they are governments, politicians, terrorists, gangsters, law enforcement and every other kind of human being. Without God life is unlivable and this is a moral reality we all accept whether we are religious adherents or adherents of a greater power than ourselves. This is the ONLY way to curb human egotism, the culprit of all actions in this world and beyond.
Why all civil revolutions have been non-violent. Satyagraha as standards of the rule of values. Values as ascertained from the Rabbinate of Yerushalayim.
Divine Law GOD created man to work for his food, and said that those who ate without work were thieves. Ahimsa is nothing if not a well-balanced exquisite consideration for one’s neighbor and an idle man is wanting in that elementary consideration. ‘In the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat thy bread’ , says the Bible whose understanding of the moral is being rational human beings. Good laws under a free government determined sovereignty in their practice of spirit of truth versus the spirit of error. The spirit of truth in democratic governments, including the one of the Almighty, our creator and the Blessed One in Jerusalem. Epistle-sort of, from Yerushalayim, Israel. Ancient and new.