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BRANDES, MORDECAI BEN ELIEZER:

German Talmudist; lived at Frankfort-on-the-Main in the middle of the eighteenth century. Engaged by the Jewish community as "porsher" (, one who extracts from a slaughtered beast those sinews that are proscribed as food), he published on this subject a valuable work (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1750); and was also the author of the works: "Zikron Ma'aseh" (A Memento of the Affair), reconciliatory advice to dissenting parties in the congregation of Frankfort-on-the-Main (ib. 1753); and "Zikron Teru'ah" (Memorial of the Trumpet), directions in regard to blowing the shofar.

Bibliography:
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 157;
  • Roest, Cat. Rosenthal. Bibl. i. 238.
K. I. Br.
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