Brandstatter, Mordecai David
- (1844-1928)Galician Hebrew novelist. He was a successful manufacturer and owing to the circles in which he moved, became interested in Haskalah. He contributed stories about Hasidic life in Galicia to the Hebrew journal Ha-Shahar. In his writing he ridiculed the Hasidim and the materialism of Galician Jewry. He later joined the Hibbat Zion movement and extolled Zionism in his stories.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.