Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rabbi Yossef-Haim 1832-1909

Hand painted acylic painting of "Rabbi Yossef Haim"
from bagdad
known as The Ben Ish Hai--Lily Castañer

Inspired by the oil paining; Chacham Yosef Chaim (1 September 1832 – 30 August 1909) (Hebrew: יוסף חיים מבגדאד) was a leadingHakham (Sephardic Rabbi), authority on Jewish law (Halakha) and Master Kabbalist. He is best known as author of the work of Halakha Ben Ish Chai ("Son of Man (who) Lives"), by which title he is also known.

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