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?
The only works actually written by R. Ovadia that contain mussar are:
- Anaf Etz Avot (anthology of commentaries/stories on Tractate Avot
- Me’or Israel vol. 3 (collection of sermons and eulogies)
- Eulogies printed at end of Chazon Ovadia - Arba’ Ta’aniot
- 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.