R’ Mendel Hirsch was born in 1833 in the city of Oldenburg. He was the eldest son of his illustrious father, Rav Shamshon Rephoel Hirsch. After completing his education in 1855, Rav Mendel joined the faculty his father’s Yeshiva in Frankfurt. Rav Shamshon Rephoel retired from heading the Yeshiva in 1877 and appointed R’ Mendel as his successor. R’ Mendel published many articles and small publications, but his most famous work is a commentary on the Haftoros which follows the style of his father. He also published a commentary to Trei Asar and Megillas Eicha, but those works have not yet been translated to Hebrew. R’ Mendel Hirsch passed away in the year 1900.