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  • noun Plural form of rebbetzin.

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Examples

  • The Chabad rabbis and rebbetzins I have been blessed to know have been among the most caring, compassionate, honest and spiritual people in my life.

    Articles

  • Baila Brackman and many other campus rebbetzins are hosting Friday night dinner for girls only.

    lubavitch.com Chabad-Lubavitch news site

  • Baila Brackman and many other campus rebbetzins are hosting Friday night dinner for girls only.

    lubavitch.com Chabad-Lubavitch news site

  • But one thing became certain: these women weren’t going to settle for being rebbetzins.

    Susan Brownmiller: Statement

  • Essays in the issue that mention the role of women are “The Americanization of the Synagogue, 1820 – 1870: An Historiographical Appreciation,” by Pamela S. Nadell, introducing the thematic issue; and “From the Ladder to the Umbrella: The Metaphors of American Religious Life,” by Shuly Rubin Schwartz, who calls attention in particular to the role of rebbetzins (rabbis’ wives).

    Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Archival Resources on the History of Jewish Women in America.

  • From time to time over the course of the next century, committed American Jews — rabbis and rebbetzins [rabbis’ wives], sisterhood presidents and seminary professors, and men and women committed to shaping Judaism in the spirit of democratic egalitarianism — continued their often theoretical debate about the question of women’s ordination.

    Rabbis in the United States.

  • That certain women functioned as respected scholars or mystical rebbetzins (female spiritual leaders or teachers), in the movement’s early decades is hotly contested by Jewish historians today.

    Hasidic Women in the United States.

  • Mathilde Schechter believed in setting a personal example of Jewish living and was a powerful role model, especially for Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) faculty wives and rebbetzins (rabbis’ wives) who in turn influenced others.

    Conservative Judaism in the United States.

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