rabbinic

adjective
rab·​bin·​ic | \rə-ˈbi-nik, ra-\
variants: or rabbinical \rə-​ˈbi-​ni-​kəl, ra-​ \

Definition of rabbinic 

1 : of or relating to rabbis or their writings

2 : of or preparing for the rabbinate

3 : comprising or belonging to any of several sets of Hebrew characters simpler than the square Hebrew letters

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Other Words from rabbinic

rabbinically \rə-​ˈbi-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē, ra-​ \ adverb

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Join Rabbi Fliegel to study the complex stories of the Jewish matriarch Sarah through biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish texts. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018 Join Rabbi Fliegel to study the complex stories of the Jewish matriarch Sarah through biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish texts. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018 Join Rabbi Fliegel to study the complex stories of the Jewish matriarch Sarah through biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish texts. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018 Join Rabbi Fliegel to study the complex stories of the Jewish matriarch Sarah through biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish texts. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018 Meanwhile, the heirs of Hillel developed the synagogue, the liturgy and the Gemara (the hermeneutic analysis of the Mishnah with reference to the Torah and later rabbinic traditions). Dominic Green, WSJ, "‘A History of Judaism’ Review: The Book of Books," 30 Mar. 2018 Join Rabbi Fliegel to study the complex stories of the Jewish matriarch Sarah through biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish texts. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018 Join Rabbi Fliegel to study the complex stories of the Jewish matriarch Sarah through biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish texts. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018 Join Rabbi Fliegel to study the complex stories of the Jewish matriarch Sarah through biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish texts. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of rabbinic

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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rabbinic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rabbinic

: of or relating to rabbis, their writings, or their teachings

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