rabbi

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rabbi a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
    • n rabbi spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1997 a Menorah was built in Latrun, near the main Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway. It was more than 60-feet tall, weighed 17 metric tons, and took up an area of 600-square meters. A rabbi was lifted in a crane each night of the holiday to light the candles on the menorah, which was made of metal pipes.
    • n Rabbi răr"bī or răr"bĭ Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of respect or honor for a teacher or doctor of the law. "The gravest rabbies .""Be not ye called Rabbi , for one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rabbi Literally, ‘my master’: a title of respect or of office (of higher dignity than rab) given to Jewish doctors or expounders of the law. In modern Jewish usage the term is strictly applied only to those who are authorized by ordination to decide legal and ritualistic questions, and to perform certain designated functions, as to receive proselytes, etc.; but it is given by courtesy to other distinguished Jewish scholars. By persons not Hebrews it is often applied to any one ministering to a Jewish congregation, to distinguish him from a Christian clergyman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rabbi rab′i or rab′ī Jewish title of a doctor or expounder of the law
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Quotations

  • Walter Kaufmann
    Walter Kaufmann
    “Rabbi Zusya said that on the Day of Judgment, God would ask him, not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zusya.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. "rabbi`, Heb. rabī, my master, from rab, master, lord, teacher, akin to Ar. rabb,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—Heb. rabbírab, great, master—rābab, to be great. Cf. Ar. rabb, master, the Lord.

Usage

In literature:

Thereupon a conversation ensued between Rabbi Manasseh and the Armenian, in a language which I knew to be Spanish, though a peculiar dialect.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
No more persuasive rabbi exists, and few better.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
AARON, RABBI, addresses suff.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The important thing was to discover the magic word which this famous rabbi pronounced as he struck upon the nail with his hammer.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
The Jews of Germany had three grand Rabbis, one at Prague, one at Frankfort, and the other at Worms.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
His father was a merchant in poor circumstances, and it was the dream of his life to make the son a rabbi.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
A great Sanhedrim, or convention, of Jewish rabbis, in Paris passed upon and modified the interpretation of the Mosaic dispensation.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
The later Rabbis wore most sumptuous apparel, and were crowned until the death of Eliezer ben Azarya.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
I know not whether you have heard of the celebrated rabbi, Isaac Ben Harravad.
"Specimens of German Romance; Vol. II. Master Flea" by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
But Paul, unlike the Jewish rabbis, did not deem a gathering of women unworthy of his most solicitous efforts.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Here also he met the Rabbi Abraham of Beja, who was employed for the same purpose by King John.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
The first I have from a rabbi of our own day whom I met last winter in the far Southwest.
"Neighbors" by Jacob A. Riis
Rabbi David ben Joseph Kimhi died soon after 1232.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Many of the rabbis have emigrated with their congregations, leaving only nine rabbis to care for some seventy congregations.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Before the separation the Protestant pastors and the Jewish rabbis were maintained by the State no less than the Catholic clergy.
"A History of the Third French Republic" by C. H. C. Wright
John had disciples, and so did the rabbis, who were considered great teachers.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Dr. Adler is the head rabbi.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The Talmud states that many rabbis were born in the place.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Old Moses Freudenthal's funeral is to take place to-day, and our rabbi is going to attend.
"The Jews of Barnow" by Karl Emil Franzos
SIMON BEN ZEMAH DURAN (1361-1441), rabbi of Algiers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
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In poetry:

Faltering spoke the deep-voiced Rabbi,
With white lips and twitching fingers,
Then in clear, young, steady treble,
Answered him the boy Pedrillo:
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
Sair browten't on him was her he'rt,
Folk thocht the twasum' ne'er wad pairt;
But sic is man, an' sic was Rabbie,
He brak' his troth an' marriet Babbie.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
REUBEN.
With Rabbi Jacob. Through the streets they walk,
Striving to quell the terror. Ah, too late!
Had he but heeded the prophetic voice,
This warning angel led to us in vain!
"The Dance To Death. Act III" by Emma Lazarus
An' syne the neist brither, the cantie wee Rabbie,
The mither's ain pet, aye sae steerin an' gabbie,
Was droon'd in the burn; he was waidin' alane
Whaur naebody saw till the life it was gane.
"Grannie's Tale: A Ballad o'Memorie" by Janet Hamilton
Rabbi Jehosha had the skill
To know that Heaven is in God's will;
And doing that, though for a space
One heart-beat long, may win a grace
As full of grandeur and of glow
As Princes of the Chariot know.
"What Rabbi Jehosha Said" by James Russell Lowell
Then saith the Christ, as silent stands
The crowd, "What wilt thou at my hands?"
And he replies, "Oh, give me light!
Rabbi, restore the blind man's sight."
And Jesus answers, "Υπαγε' 'Η πιστις σου σεσωκε σε!
"Blind Bartimeus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

High-style rabbi declines RCA offer to resign.
And the rabbi has come to call.
Rancor over rabbi as future mulled.
An interview with Rabbi Rick Jacobs.
New York Rabbi Known as Innovator Is Picked to Lead Reform Jews.
Not Your Dad's Reform Movement : Rabbi Lopatin's Breakfast of Discovery in a Reform Temple.
" The Saddamization of Kuwait has won us a lot of friends," said Rabbi Yechiel Leiter, the mayor of a small Jewish settlement in the center of downtown Hebron on the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger In this file photo, a rabbi talks about Tashlich, a ceremony performed on the first day of Rosh Hashana h in which crumbs are thrown into the water to symbolize the casting away of sins.
Runaround Rabbi's Actions Are Not Kosher.
RockShow Threesome – Runaround Rabbi's Actions Are Not Kosher.
I was one of 12 rabbis representing the New York Board of Rabbis who testified before Israel's Neeman Commission on Jan 22.
Rabbi Kassin, who died Dec 9 at age 94, had been Chief Rabbi of the American Sephardic Jewish community since 1932.
Rabbi Shmuley says some of the pictures were a little too revealing, considering the teen star's age.
Stuart rabbi shadowing grandfather's footsteps in politics.
HOBIE HILER/SPECIAL TO TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Rabbi Jonathan Philo Kendall at Temple Beit HaYam in Stuart.
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In science:

Rabbi oscillations, also known as quantum echoes.
Complex magnetic monopoles, geometric phases and quantum evolution in vicinity of diabolic and exceptional points
The coherent tunneling is characterized by the Rabbi oscillations, also known as quantum echoes, and it has been shown that the dissipation brings into existence of pulses in the real part of the geometric phase.
Complex magnetic monopoles, geometric phases and quantum evolution in vicinity of diabolic and exceptional points
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