MORDECAI HA-KOHEN OF SAFED:
Cabalist and scholar; flourished in the second half of the sixteenth century. He was a pupil of the famous cabalist Israel de Curiel, and a contemporary of R. Joseph di Trani. The latter mentions him in his responsa (ii., No. 106). Mordecai wrote an allegoric-cabalistic commentary on the Pentateuch, entitled "Sifte Kohen" (Venice, 1605; Wandsbeck, 1690).
- Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, s.v.;
- Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1669.