• WordNet 3.6
    • n rabbinate the office or function of a rabbi
    • n rabbinate rabbis collectively
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rabbinate The dignity or office of a rabbi.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rabbinate the dignity of a rabbi
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—Heb. rabbírab, great, master—rābab, to be great. Cf. Ar. rabb, master, the Lord.


In literature:

It had its origin in an ancient Rabbinical sentiment.
"Bertha and Her Baptism" by Nehemiah Adams
Rabbis Stolz and Cohon, representing the Chicago Rabbinical Society, also delivered short talks.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
Biblical and rabbinical traditions throw no light on the origin of the details of the operation as now performed.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
In the rabbinical period the betrothal and wedding were united.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The deputation invited them to visit their elementary schools and Rabbinical colleges.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
The 'Son of the Star,' supported by his standard-bearer, Akiba, the greatest of the Rabbins, measured his strength with Rome.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
Galilee is deserted; Jerusalem is overthrown; but the schools of the rabbins are open.
"The Cradle of the Christ" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
After the destruction of Jerusalem the Judaean Rabbinic schools took refuge in the Galilee they had heretofore despised.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Rabbinical references to the phoenix are numerous.
"Frauds and Follies of the Fathers" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
No wonder, either, if she's a sister of Herr Rabbiner Gruenbaum, of Loslau.
"Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch" by Ulrich Frank
Would you like to know the Paradise or the Hell after the rabbinical conceptions?
"The Jew" by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewski
He was educated at the rabbinical college in his native city, studying not only the Talmud, but also medicine.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
This was founded in 1854 for the training of rabbis who should combine their rabbinic studies with secular courses at the university.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various
He momentarily thought of entering the rabbinate, but he was unsuited to that career.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
The Gemara is the Rabbinical exposition of the meaning of the Mishna.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
He was considered, according to the rabbins, the handsomest man of his time.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
Keenness, indeed, seems to be the general result of the hair-splitting Rabbinical education.
"The Spirit of the Ghetto" by Hutchins Hapgood
The abuse of Rabbinism has, as will be seen, a twofold source.
"Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography." by Solomon Maimon
Here, far more than on Palestinian soil, was built the enduring edifice of rabbinism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
In the Rabbinical literature Lilith becomes the first wife of Adam, but flies away from him and becomes a demon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

Come hither, Judas Iscariot.
Say, if thy lesson thou hast got
From the Rabbinical Book or not.
Why howl the dogs at night?
"The Golden Legend: III. A Street In Strasburg" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dear child, 'twas but a sorry jest,
And from my heart I hate the cynic
Who makes the Book of Life a nest
For comments staler than rabbinic.
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell
Prayers change to blooms, the ancient Rabbins taught;
So his, then, seemed to blossom forth and glow,
As if his supplicating soul had brought
Sandalphon down below.
"Arms And The Man - The Dead Statesman" by James Barron Hope
It is but a legend, I know,--
A fable, a phantom, a show,
Of the ancient Rabbinical lore;
Yet the old mediaeval tradition,
The beautiful, strange superstition,
But haunts me and holds me the more.
"Sandalphon. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Have you read in the Talmud of old,
In the Legends the Rabbins have told
Of the limitless realms of the air,--
Have you read it,--the marvellous story
Of Sandalphon, the Angel of Glory,
Sandalphon, the Angel of Prayer?
"Sandalphon. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I said, and sent my edict through the land;
Around my throne the letter'd Rabbins stand,
Historic leaves revolve, long volumes spread,
The old discoursing as the younger read!
Attend I heard, proposed my doubts, and said:
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Knowledge. Book I." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Rabbinical College of Montreal, Canada.
Rabbi Elyssa Auster, 29, received her rabbinic ordination and masters of Jewish education from Hebrew College this June.
Director, Public Policy, Rabbinical Assembly.
More than 280 graduates, their family members and friends joined together at the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey to celebrate the hard work and.
Among the items that Tzohar is calling for will be to elect new rabbinical court judges who would be more open to the needs of the general public, not just the religiously observant sectors.
' Rabbinic giant' to step down after 37 years at local synagogue.
Steve Hockstein/for the Star-Ledger Honorable Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau addresses rabbinical students at the Rabbinical College of America prior to the Chag Ha Smicha (Rabbinic Ordination Ceremony) this afternoon in Morristown.
Rabbi Shneur Kotler, dean of Beth Medrash Govoha, a postgraduate rabbinical school in Lakewood, N.J. Died Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston.
Reform and Conservative rabbinical leaders called for increased gun controls in the wake of a spate of shootings.
Wednesday's ceremony was the fourth at which rabbinical leaders included women in what is known as a Siyum HaShas, or a celebration of the completion of a rigorous seven-and-a-half-year-long cycle of Talmudic learning.
These same centuries formed the seedbed of rabbinic Judaism.
The Ongoing Failure Of Israel's Chief Rabbinate.
"There is close rabbinical supervision of the food preparation process," it says.
Shlomo Machlis, left, a rabbinic supervisor, and Todd Kurtis, a manager, uphold New York Medical College's kosher rules.
Parra Rabbinic Randy Lester-Wilson will officiate the event.