Hakham Yosef Chaim Yahrtzeit

September 2, i.e. Elul 13, was Hakham Yosef Chaim‘s 100th Yahrtzeit. He is better known as Ben Ish Chai after his most popular book. It “is a collection of homilies he gave over two years discussing the weekly Torah portion. Each chapter begins with a mystical discussion, usually explaining how a Kabbalistic interpretation of a certain verse relates to a particular halakha, and then continuing to expound on that halakha with definitive rulings.” (wikipedia) Here are two nice write-ups on the anniversary, one from Matzav.org and the other from Chabad.

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