Saturday, August 25, 2012
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ask God to wipe out ‘the evil ones who threaten Israel
Each blessing contains a play on words to express a hope for the coming year.
The ultra-Orthodox party Shas is a key faction in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition.
Saturday night’s sermon marked the second consecutive week that Yosef addressed the Iranian threat.
Iran claims its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Israel believes that the program is military in nature and Netanyahu reportedly fears that Iran will soon cross a threshold after which it will be nearly impossible to stop the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons.