Miracle worker, revered Rabbi, devoted Talmudic scholar, holy man, leader and teacher of the Sephardic community in Morocco and Israel — these all describe one man: Rabbi Yisrael Abuchatzeirah, lovingly known to his thousands of followers as Baba Sali, Arabic for “our praying father.”
Known for the many miracles he performed, Baba Sali was so adored by his followers that his death in 1984 drew more than 100,000 mourners to his gravesite in less than twenty-four hours. The authors of this book, Rav Eliyahu Alfasi, Baba Sali’s shamash (attendant), and Rav Yechiel Torgeman, Baba Sali’s grandson, offer us a precious glimpse of his life and teachings and clearly demonstrate that the Talmudic expression “The tzaddik (righteous person) decrees, and G-d fulfills” was entirely true of Rav Yisrael Abuchatzeirah, the “praying father” of Sephardic Jewry.
Authors: Rav Eliyahu Alfasi and Rav Yechiel Torgeman; translated by Leah Dolinger
Hardcover | 6″ x 9″ | 256 pages | ISBN 9781607630609