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Yosef Hayim (1 September 1835 – 30 August 1909) (Iraqi Hebrew: Yoseph Ḥayyim; Hebrew: יוסף חיים מבגדאד‎) was a leading Baghdadi hakham (Sephardi rabbi), authority on halakha (Jewish law), and Master Kabbalist. He is best known as author of the work on halakha Ben Ish Ḥai (בן איש חי‎).

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Ben Ish Chai on Acharei Mot, specifically Vayikra 18:3?

This past Shabbat (Acharei Mot) I heard part of an interesting drash, and I want to bring what I understood from it into a Torah study that I am teaching after Shacharit this coming Shabbat (Kedoshim)....
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Ben Ish Chai: Rome and the USA

Rav Daniel Glatstein often quotes from the Ben Ish Chai's commentary Ben Yehoyada on Avodah Zarah 10. He says that the Ben Yehoyada describes "רוֹמִי"- Rome - to mean "Western ideas&...
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Ben ish chai vs shulchan aruch

Are there any examples of Halachic questions where the Ben ish Chai “disagrees” with the shulchan aruch? Like I would imagine due to time and geography there may have been some questions answered in ...
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What is the difference between the Benayahu and the Ben Yehoyada?

Among his many sefarim, the Ben Ish Chai wrote the Ben Yehoyada and the Benayahu, each an exposition on the Aggadita in the Gemara. First he wrote the Ben Yehoyada, then the Benayahu. Why are they two ...
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Where does the Ben Ish Hai speak about the spread of Kabbalah in Od Yosef Hai

I recall once hearing that the Ben Ish Hai in Od Yosef Hai proves that Kabbalah is true by showing that there are mysterious things in the world that can only be explained by Kabbalah. He also ...
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Introduction to the Ben Ish Chai

Which one of the Ben Ish Chai's books is the best introduction to his thought and work?
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Did Ben Ish Chai and RSh"R Hirsch Communicate with Each Other? [closed]

It occurred to me that Ben Ish Chai (Hakham Yossef Hayyim) from Baghdad and Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch were contemporaries, and that they held similar positions in their respective communities. Did ...
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