BANET (Benet), NAPHTALI BEN MORDECAI (1789–1857), Moravian rabbi and author, third son of mordecai banet . Banet officiated as rabbi and principal of the yeshivah in Safov (Schaffa, Moravia) from 1836 to 1857. He enjoined a fast and a penitential prayer to be recited on the 24th of Sivan in memory of the great conflagration of 1822 which almost destroyed the entire Jewish quarter of Schaffa; the custom was adhered to by the community until the Holocaust. Banet's writings include Berit Melaḥ on meliḥah (salting) laws (Prague, 1816); Emunat Yisrael, a catechism of the fundamentals of Judaism for Jewish youth, in Hebrew and German (ibid., 1832); Torat Dat Moshe ve-Yisrael, on the principles of Judaism, in Hebrew and German (ibid., 1826). The latter were intended to serve as a substitute for Herz Homberg's catechism Benei Ẓiyyon and expressed a conservative point of view. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: A. Walden, Sefer Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash (1870), pt. 2, 8a, no. 97; D. Feuchtwang, in: Festschrift Adolf Schwarz (1917), 550; E. Faerber, Pe'er Mordekhai (1951), 55–58; B. Mevorakh, in: Zion, 34 (1969), 208ff. (Moshe Nahum Zobel)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • BANET (Benet), MORDECAI BEN ABRAHAM — (1753–1829), Moravian rabbi, one of the leading talmudists of his time. Banet was born in Csurgo, Hungary. He studied at the yeshivah of Fuerth under Joseph Steinhardt, author of the responsa Zikhron Yosef. In 1784 he was appointed dayyan in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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