COR---He couldn't be all that influential if The American Jewish Committee as well as the Jewish Anti-Defamation League ALL condemned his statements.<quoted text>
He couldn't be all that influential if The American Jewish Committee as well as the Jewish Anti-Defamation League ALL condemned his statements. Now compare his quotes to those of PROMINENT Christian evangelicals and I think you'll find there is no comparison. The Christian Evangelicals are, by far, much more venomous in there rhetoric and far more influential and far-reaching (in terms of numbers).
Here's a little exercise for you, Hugh. Count the number of Jews that take this clown seriously. Now count the number of Christians that take ANY ONE of these top 25 influential evangelicals seriously ( http://content.time.com/time/specials/package... ). Tell me which have greater influence, Hugh.
Perspective, son. Perspective.
HughBe--- Are you really saying that if Yosef was INFLUENTIAL then the groups mentioned, by you, would lap their tails and say nothing or they would have SUPPORTED Yosef's words? These are the meaning of your words.
Again, tell me about the SPHERE of influence of Yosef. How SMALL is the Sephari movement in Israel and elsewhere?
Tell me about the "Shas political party in the Israeli "
Keep in mind that Yosef has INFLUENCE both on the political front and the RELIGIOUS one.
Deal with the rest of the outstanding matters, thanks.
"Ovadia Yosef, born as Ovadia Yosef or Abdullah Youssef in his native language, is the former Sephardi CHIEF Rabbi of ISRAEL, a recognised Talmudic scholar and foremost halakhic authority"
"He CURRENTLY serves as the spiritual LEADER of the Shas POLITICAL party in the Israeli PALIAMENT"