Which one of the Ben Ish Chai's books is the best introduction to his thought and work?

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    Probably Ben Ish Chai?
    – robev
    Commented May 18, 2022 at 17:47
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    He has a great into to Rav Pe'alim about derech hapesak, but it's not an introduction to his own derech in kol hatorah.
    – MDjava
    Commented May 18, 2022 at 19:42
  • Oh, you mean which sefer is itself a broad enough demonstration of how he works in general.
    – MDjava
    Commented May 18, 2022 at 20:00

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Aderet Eliyahu, a collection of Rav Yosef Chaim's commentaries on the weekly Parsha and Haftara, is an excellent gateway into his writings.

It has also been published in a well-written English translation, no small feat for a book containing so many kaballistic concepts.

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