CRESCAS, MORDECAI EN, OF ORANGE:(Redirected from MORDECAI EN CRESCAS D'ORANGE.)
Prominent member of the community of Carcassonne, France; lived in the second half of the thirteenth century. As leader (syndic) of the Jews of the whole district, he succeeded in obtaining special jurisdiction for the Jews of Carcassonne, and secured a decree from Philip the Fair, assuring them of the peaceable possession of the synagogues, cemeteries, and other communal property in the city. If the words
- Zunz, Z. G. p. 478;
- I. Loeb, in Rev. Et. Juives, i. 72;
- Saige, Les Juifs du Languedoc, pp. 115 et seq., Paris, 1881;
- Neubauer-Renan, Les Rabbins Français, p. 712;
- Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 19.