Some 700,000 attend funeral of revered Israeli rabbi
JERUSALEM - Some 700,000 mourners turned out on Monday for the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, an Iraqi-born sage who transformed an Israeli underclass of Sephardic Jews of Middle East heritage into a powerful political force.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that the funeral for Yosef, who died on Monday aged 93, was the biggest ever held in the holy city.
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