He was educated in his native town Prostějov, at the gymnasium of Olomouc, and at the University of Olomouc (Ph.D. 1869) and the Jewish Theological Seminary (rabbi 1869) of Breslau (Wrocław). He became successively rabbi at Nakel (Nakło nad Notecią) (1875), Mannheim (1879), Pilsen (1880), Karlovy Vary (1882), and Leipzig; he began officiating in the last city in 1888.
Porges died in Würzburg.
- Revue des Études Juives
- Monatsschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judenthums
- Zeitschrift für Hebräische Bibliographie
- Centralblatt für Bibliothekswesen
He was the author of:
- Über die Verbalstammbildung in den Semitischen Sprachen, Vienna, 1875
- Bibelkunde und Babelfunde, Leipzig, 1903
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Isidore Singer and Frederick T. Haneman (1901–1906). "Porges, Nathan". In Singer, Isidore; et al. Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
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