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Jan 11, 2022
Pomona NY 10970, United States

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LOT 222:

Autograph manuscript pages in the hand of the holy Ben Ish Chai.

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Autograph manuscript pages in the hand of the holy Ben Ish Chai.


14 written sides- 6 Pages written on both sides & 2 pages written on one side.


One of the most renowned of Tzadikim, the Ben Ish Hai was a master Kabbalist whose personal writings are said to be imbued with innate holiness and thus serve as a protection for those who possess them.



Rabbeinu Yosef Chaim of Baghdad, author of Ben Ish Chai [1833-1909], the greatest scholar of his city and country, disciple of Rabbeinu Abdallah Somekh. From his youth he was known for his genius and his righteousness. All the rabbis and Dayanim of Baghdad surrendered to his lips, the undisputed leader of all of Babylonian Jewry. His greatness was published all over the world. In the year 1869, when he traveled to the Land of Israel, an angel was revealed to him and revealed that his soul was rooted in the soul of Benayahu ben Jehoiada, and that is why he called the names of many of his writings: 'ben Ish Chai', 'Ben Ish Chayil', 'Rav Pealim', 'Ben Yehoyada' etc.



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