NEW YORK – Upon hearing the news of the death Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Haim Ovadia Yosef z”l, Julie Schonfeld released the following statement:
"We are saddened today to hear of the passing of a prolific Torah scholar, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z”l. He will be remembered for his lifelong dedication to Torah, as well as his commitment to the community of Sephardim he led tirelessly.
"Generations of Jewish scholars have been touched by his teachings and surely many more will continue to be. May his memory be a blessing to them all."