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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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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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