Mordecai Ben-hillel

Mordecai Ben-Hillel of Austria, a pupil of the famous Meir of Rothenburg (q.v.), son-in-law of R. Jechiel of Paris, and brother-in-law of R. Jacob of Corbeil, flourished towards the end of the 13th century, and was martyred in 1310 at Nuremberg. He is the author of the book מרדכי, Mordecai, also called הִמָרדּכִי סֵפֶי, the Book of Mordecai; a treatise on the legal code (סֵפֶר הִהֲלָכוֹת), embodying all the laws of the Talmud, which was compiled, revised, corrected, annotated, and supplemented by Isaac Alfasi (q.v.). The Sepher A Mordeci has been printed with the Sepher Hallalachoth (Constantinople, 1509; Venice, 1521-22; Sabionetta, 1524, etc.). It has also been published separately (Venice, 1558; Cracow, 1598, etc.). — Furst, Bibl. Jud. 2:324 sq.; De Rossi, nizionazrio (Germ. transl.), p. 234; Steinschneider, Cataclogus libr. Hebr. in Bibliotheca Bodleiana, 1659, etc.; Basnage, Hist. des Juifs (Taylor's transl.), page 685; Ginsburg, in Jacob ben-Chajim ibn-Adonijah's Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible (Lond. 1867), page 76 sq.; Cassel, Leitfadenfiir jiid. Gesch. u. Literatur (Berlin, 1872), page 87; Grutz, Gesch. d. Juden (Berlin, 1873), 7:252 sq.;

Zunz, Literaturgeschichte der synagogalen Poesie (Berlin, 1865), page 364; Die Monatstage des Kalendejahres (Berlin, 1872), page 44. (B.P.)

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