Newly discovered writings of the Ben Ish Chai will be gong up for auction later this month.
The content of the 48 pages, in the Ben Ish Chai’s handwriting, was a hesped he gave on the day of his father’s petirah that was never printed. The subject of the writing is the schar waiting for tzaddikim in the Next World.
Chacham Eliahu, father of Rabbeinu Yosef Chaim, the Ben Ish Chai, died on the 7th of Elul, just 16 years before his son died on the very same day.
The opening price for the manuscript is $ 15,000, although the auction house is hoping that the manuscript will eventually be sold at a much higher price.