Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $150
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Piece of paper in the handwriting of the holy Rabbeinu Yosef Chaim of Baghdad, author of Ben Ish Chai.

26 half-lines in the handwriting of the Ben Ish Chai - some from a composition.

Rabbi Yosef Chaim of Baghdad (1839 - 1909), author of Ben Ish Chai and great oriental scholar of our time. Born to Rabbi Eliyahu Chaim son of Rabbi Moshe Chaim, rabbi of Baghdad. Student of Rabbeinu Abdullah Somech, already known for his genius and righteousness from his youth. Began sermonizing in the Great Synagogue when he was only 26, and thereafter spoke every Shabbat and Yom Tov for the next fifty years. Became renowned as "unique in his generation" in both hidden and revealed Torah all over the world, and known for his tremendous righteousness. In 1869, he traveled to the Land of Israel to prostrate himself on the graves of the righteous, when it was revealed to him from heaven that he is from the root of the soul of Benayahu Ben Yehoyada, and this is why his some of his dozens of books are called Ben Ish Chai, Ben Ish Chayil, Ben Yehoyada, Rav Pealim, Od Yosef Chai, and more.

[1] leaf. 13x4 cm. Written on both sides. Fine condition.

Category
Letters from rabbis