- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Israel Bookshop Publications (August 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600911250
- ISBN-13: 978-1600911255
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,238,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ben Ish Hai Hardcover – August 24, 2011
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His grandfather Moshe Chaim was a bright student an often times he knew more then the established sages of his day. The arguments becasme so bitter that he ended up going to Basra but greatness could not be ignored the Rabbis of Baghdad once wrote the Rabbis of basra asing them an opinion about the halacha, it was Moshe Chaim who ended up answering the question. It seems Yosef Chaim inheritied his grandfathers brains and study ability.
His father was Eliahu, and he was well known for his charity. He woould travel through the streets of Baghdad giving charity to the poor. THe disguise worked so well that everyone thought that it was Eliyahu Hanavi that was giving the charity. Eliyahu would pass on early leaving Yosef Chaim in a position of leadership at the age of 26. He nver accepted a rabbinical post but setle for teh position of Darshan or preacher. Every Shabbat he would preach in Baghdad's main synagogue. Most of his day was taken up with Torah study.
Yosef Chaim also gave charity. Insted of buying treats for himself he would give it to the poor. When his father found out he would double his son's allowance. Ben Ish Chai was also revived after having fallen into a well by a prayer from his father. Abdullah Somech was Ben Ish Chai's teacher, Ben IOsh Chai also married the scholars daughter.Read more ›