Did, Maran HaRav HaGaon Ovadia Yosef Ztk"l write any Ethical(mussar) work during his lifetime? And if he did, do we have it online in english?

  • See Imrei Av it was written by his son Rav Avrahom
    – sam
    Mar 8, 2019 at 14:10

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The only works actually written by R. Ovadia that contain mussar are:

  1. Anaf Etz Avot (anthology of commentaries/stories on Tractate Avot
  2. Me’or Israel vol. 3 (collection of sermons and eulogies)
  3. Eulogies printed at end of Chazon Ovadia - Arba’ Ta’aniot
  4. Some mussar appears sporadically in his commentaries to Ruth (pub. in Chazon Ovadia - Yom Tov), Esther (pub. in Chazon Ovadia - Purim) and Passover Haggadah (pub. in Chazon Ovadia - Pesach).

At his Saturday night lectures he would include some words of mussar; some of these lectures were printed in a series called Shiure Ha’Rashal (later repub. in Mishnat Yosef) and a volume entitled Masah Ovadia.

Two other volumes entitled Halichot Mussar is a collection of mussar pieces (and stories) of R. Ovadia.

I don’t think any of the above are online or in English.

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