Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Lot 572

Velvet Cover of the Table by which Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Delivered His Weekly Broadcast Address in the Yazdim Synagogue

Opening: $500
Sold for: $1,625
Including buyer's premium

Velvet cover of the table which served R. Ovadia Yosef during his famous broadcast address in the Yazdim synagogue.
Red velvet; gilt embroidery. Several inscriptions, including "Address of R. Ovadia Yosef, Rishon LeTzion and president of Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah, delivered at the Tiferet Yerushalayim central synagogue of the Yazdim community…".
R. Ovadia Yosef's famous weekly address took place every Saturday night, for decades, in the Tiferet Yerushalayim LeAdat HaYazdim synagogue (known as the Yazdim synagogue) in the Bucharim neighborhood, Jerusalem, and was broadcasted live to thousands of listeners at various locations in Israel and worldwide. R. Ovadia Yosef's public influence increased greatly due to these addresses, and he used them to imbue in his listeners the pride of uncompromising observance of halachah and sending the youth to Torah schools and yeshivot.
The present cover was prepared especially in honor of R. Ovadia, and was laid on the table he sat by while delivering his address. This cover was in use in his final years at the Yazdim synagogue (until he began delivering the weekly address from his synagogue in Har Nof, due to his failing health).

Approx. 45X155X70 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Minor defects.