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Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l Upon His First Yahrzeit (Anniversary of Death)

Today is the anniversary of death of Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l.The twelve months of Maran’s mourning had concluded on this past Third of Tishrei since Maran passed away during a leap year; thus, thirteen months have elapsed since his passing. Indeed, the Poskim discuss which day is more significant, the conclusion of the twelfth or thirteenth month. Nevertheless, regarding Maran zt”l whose memory we perpetuate because of his greatness and piety, it seems that it is more incumbent upon us to commemorate this day, the Third of Marcheshvan, which marks the day he passed on, for on this day, a special light emanates from his soul and his soul goes from one level to another in Upper Realms based on the words of the Mekubalim. It is only appropriate that we, who try to follow in…

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