Wasting Tears on Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

I promise you: We did not throw a party at Maran’s death, as he had promised to do at ours. What point is there to rejoicing when so many are so sad?

At the end of last week it seemed there had been an improvement in the condition of Maran, our teacher and master: There is a God who hears our tearful cries, and his salvation can come in the blink of an eye. But earlier this week his condition deteriorated, and Maran returned his soul to his maker. Is there no God in heaven or in Jerusalem?