How the mighty have fallen

When King David mourned the loss of King Saul and Saul’s son Yonatan in Samuel I with the age-old cry “how the mighty have fallen” – he probably did not have Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto in mind.

But Rabbi Pinto was indeed quite mighty, and with Tuesday’s full year jail sentence, he has fallen quite far.

Pinto himself is founder of the Shuva Israel Yeshiva, a well-known rabbi both in Israel and the US, and a descendant of two Sephardi rabbinical dynasties, Pinto and Abuhatzeira.


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