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Ben Ish Chai (R. Yosef Chaim of Baghdad)

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Chacham Yosef Chaim of Baghdad
Chacham Yosef Chaim understood that cut-and-dry Torah law would not appeal to many, so the bulk of his discourses were coupled with Kabbalah and Aggadah. He helped his followers make associations between Biblical lore and the law, so their hearts would be...
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1909
Elul 13 is the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yosef Chaim of Baghdad (1835-1909), the renowned Sephardic Halachic authority and Kabbalist, known as "Ben Ish Chai" after his work by that name. Links: The Ben Ish Chai, A Biography The Ultimate Employee (from the teachi...
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