1833 - 1904 JOSEF HAYIM Al-Chacham (Baghdad, Persia)
Jewish leader, Halachist and Chief Rabbi of Baghdad. Joseph Hayim is still known as one of the premier Halachists of the Sephardic community. He authored about 60 books on all aspects of Judaism; specifically halacha and aggadah (the part of the Talmud which does not deal with religious law - halacha). His major work was Ben Ish Chai which discusses the weekly portion of the Torah mixed with practical halacha and Kabbalah.