Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is the spiritual leader
of the ultra-Orthodox Shas
party in Israel
. He basically tells all of Shas
' ministers what to do and how to vote
. He holds the last word
for Sephardic Jews
in Israel, and has come up with exciting insights of Jewish dos and don'ts
, and Politics
in general such as
Almost a sixth of the Israelis voted for Shas in the last elections, and most of them take his word as holy.
Editors note: After being hospitalized for a series of illnesses, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef died Monday October 7, 2013. He was 93 years old.