Brandstatter, Mordecai David

   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.

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