Appointment Diary of Maran the Rishon LeZion, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef – 1979-1980
Appointment diary of the “Rishon LeZion” and Chief Rabbi, Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, for the years 1979-1980.
Office diary, contains hundreds of records that document the varied and routine activities of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, for the period when he served as “Rishon LeZion” and Chief Rabbi of Israel. Many of the records are in his own handwriting, others in the handwriting of his secretary. Include many details of meetings with many different people, among them Rabbis and religious personages, ministers and Knesset members, ambassadors and diplomats (hundreds of names). Also covers visits to various events, lectures and study sessions, meeting with secular youth in schools, with soldiers and policemen, with prisoners in jail, etc. Dealing with religious matters, problems of Kashrut, Agunot, converts, appointment of dayanim, etc.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef completed his final term as Chief Rabbi in 1983. The diary we have here, which is from his last term, shows the wide and rich activities of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, which spread over varied and broad spheres. His activities included, among others, important Halachic decisions, teaching Torah and reaching out to people far from Torah (tens of lessons on a variety of issues throughout the country), matters of religion and state and the Rabbinate, as well as dealing dedicatedly with public issues in Israel and abroad.
Hundreds of pages. 29 cm. Very good condition, signs of use. Stains and damage to binding.