What is rabbi?

  • (noun): A Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher.
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In Judaism, a rabbi ( /ˈræbaɪ/) is a teacher of Torah. This title derives from the Hebrew word רַבִּי rabi, meaning "My Master" (irregular plural רבנים rabanim ), which is the way a student would address a master of Torah. The word "master" רב rav literally means "great one".

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More definitions of "rabbi":

  • (noun): Spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law.

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