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Yeshiva University Presented Kollel Yom Rishon Dedicated to Torah Leader’s Legacy on November 24

P1000543-X32Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and Abraham Arbesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and Millie Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon presented a tribute event dedicated to the legacy of HaRav Ovadia Yosef zt”l on Sunday November 24. The event featured special remarks by Rav Yosef’s daughter, Rabbanit Adina Bar Shalom, founder, chief executive officer and chair of the board of directors of the Haredi College of Jerusalem. Other speakers at the event included Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud at YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS, who received ordination from Rav Yosef. “It’s an honor to host Rabbanit Bar Shalom at Yeshiva University to discuss her father’s legacy,” said Rabbi Kenneth Brander, YU vice president for University and Community Life and the David Mitzner Dean of the CJF. “We were privileged to have Rav Yosef visit our yeshiva several times to give Talmudic and halachik lectures. Maran was one of the transformational figures of this generation and we will always remember his warm friendship with our institution, which he respected for its commitment to Torah scholarship and the preservation of the Sephardic heritage.”