Shailos U'Teshuvos Torah Lishmah: Did the puported author Rav Yechezkel Kuchli exist or was it truly written by the Ben Ish Chai?

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Sep 30 2020 21 mins   9

Discussing the Sefer Shailos U'Teshuvos Torah Lishmah by the Ben Ish Chai, Rav Yosef Chaim ZT"L of Baghdad. 
The Ben Ish Chai attributed it to an unknown Chacham "Yechezkel Kuchli", however it is now known that he himself was the author.
Various proofs are brought in the extensive introduction to the 2013 Ahavat Shalom edition (as expounded in the podcast).