from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The office or function of a rabbi.
- n. Rabbis considered as a group.
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- n. The office or function of a rabbi
- n. Rabbis collectively
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dignity or office of a rabbi.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the office or function of a rabbi
- n. rabbis collectively
The problems of balancing career and home life are particularly acute in a calling such as the rabbinate, which is still defined and experienced as much as a personal commitment as it is a professional commitment.
For Reform Judaism, at least in its American and British forms, the rabbinate is a job, not a calling.
American Jews are upset that the conversion bill making its way through the Knesset will, for the first time, give sole control over conversions to Israel's chief rabbinate, which is dominated by Orthodox Jews.
In recent decades, as professional areas such as rabbinate and cantorate have opened to women, and as academic opportunities at university levels have expanded, women’s involvement in Jewish museums has increased.
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue officially places no restrictions—ideological or otherwise—upon the rabbinate or individual members.
So what, exactly, does the rabbinate at Beth Emet aim to persuade its membership to do?
Women in Orthodoxy have fewer rights than men in several areas, including divorce, the prayer space and the rabbinate, and he lamented that while progress has been made, the community still "falls short of this goal in many ways."
Israel accepted tens of thousands of Ethiopians in the 1980s and 1990s after the chief rabbinate ruled they were historically Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity.
You have to consider not only the number, but also the passion (and contributions) of the rabbinate constituency.
They have done damage to themselves, the rabbinate and that legacy by joining in the political food fight.