Mordecai ben David Strelisker was the cantor in the synagogue of Mihăilenĭ in Rumania. He was born in Brody, Galicia, 1809 and died Sept., 1875. He spent his youth in his native town, where he acquired a knowledge of Hebrew literature under the instruction of Erter and Krochmal. His most important contributions in this field are twelve literary essays in vols. viii., ix., x., and xi. of the Bikkure ha-Ittim. He carried on a literary correspondence with Judah ben Jonah Jeiteles in Kerem Ḥemed, ii. 183. The following works of Strelisker’s have appeared separately: Zakat Sheber (Vienna, 1829), a lamentation on the death of Zalman Margulies; Ta’anit Yeshurun (Zolkiev, 1835), an elegy on the death of Emperor Francis I. of Austria, sung during a mourning ceremony held in the old Brody synagogue; Zeker Olam (Lemberg, 1849), a biography and an elegy of his father; and Shirat ha-Kohen (reprinted from Ha-Maggid, 1860), on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the birth of J. S. Rappaport.