Israel's Rabbi Ovadia Yosef remembered as spiritual and political powerhouse

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was a religious giant with an immense following. Under his leadership, the Sephardi Jewish political party Shas became a kingmaker.

By , Staff writer

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    Jewish followers of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef attend his funeral in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. His funeral brought large parts of Jerusalem to a standstill. Police estimated that more than 700,000 people gathered along the funeral procession route.
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