from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person trained in Jewish law, ritual, and tradition and ordained for leadership of a Jewish congregation, especially one serving as chief religious official of a synagogue.
- n. A scholar qualified to interpret Jewish law.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Jewish spiritual teacher.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of respect or honor for a teacher or doctor of the law.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, ‘my master’: a title of respect or of office (of higher dignity than rab) given to Jewish doctors or expounders of the law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law
- n. a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
It is sort of a generic term, sort of like the term rabbi means teacher.
At the prayer conference, warm applause greeted Hurwitz's announcement that she might be getting the title rabbi "but with a slightly distinct sound."
In the first story, while the rabbi is away on his own journey, his cat takes a trip with Malka of the Lions, who some believe to be the pious Jew, others a disliked womanizer.
But he sent word through an assistant at the synagogue that the title rabbi was no longer on the table.
Mr. Hier, a rabbi, is the founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance.
But, he also got responses such as this, from an Orthodox colleague, A gay Orthodox rabbi is an absurdity as inconceivable as an Orthodox rabbi who eats cheeseburgers on Yom Kippur.
This hesder yeshiva, a school for Israeli Jewish men who combine military service with religious study, often attracting strict adherents of the militant settler movement, is run by Yossi Stern, a rabbi from the militant West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh.
Like a good Jewish boy, I called my rabbi for counsel (something I probably wouldn't have admitted in print to doing before last week).
(Anti-Semitic blacks would do well to remember he was preceded by a rabbi from the American Jewish Congress.)
Rey Smith: "The rabbi is a fool for equating a pre-Christian druidic fertility symbol with a menorah, which is a central icon of the Judaic faith."