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MAI, JOSEPH BEN MICHAEL:

German printer; born at Dyhernfurth Dec. 29, 1764; died at Breslau Dec. 1, 1810. His father had a printing establishment at Dyhernfurth, to which Joseph and his brother succeeded. Mai was a Talmudic scholar and wrote prefaces to the works of his father-in-law, Isaiah Berlin, rabbi of Breslau. He wrote also, in collaboration with his brother, notes to the four Ṭurim (Dyhernfurth, 1790).

Bibliography:
  • Berliner, Rabbi Jesaja Berlin, p. 13;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 482;
  • Löwenstamm, Mispad Mar, Breslau, 1833.
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