rabbinic

adjective
rab·​bin·​ic | \ rə-ˈbi-nik How to pronounce rabbinic (audio) , ra- \
variants: or rabbinical \ rə-​ˈbi-​ni-​kəl How to pronounce rabbinical (audio) , 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 How to pronounce rabbinically (audio) , ra-​ \ adverb

Examples of rabbinic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2015, two Israeli rabbis sued the French government in a rabbinic court for control of the site. Washington Post, "France reopens contested Jewish tomb in east Jerusalem," 8 Nov. 2019 That engenders bitterness with secular Israelis, among them hundreds of thousands of Russian speakers whom the rabbinic establishment doesn’t recognize as Jewish. Joshua Mitnick, The Christian Science Monitor, "Who will win in Israel Tuesday? Meet the unlikely kingmaker.," 16 Sep. 2019 Since earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish Studies and his rabbinic ordination, Peled has served in Jewish education and congregational life at synagogues in Florida and Pennsylvania over the past 13 years. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, "Rabbis share spiritual leadership at Wellington synagogue," 24 July 2019 According to the nonprofit organization Hiddush, approximately 350,000 immigrants from the former Soviet Union cannot legally marry in Israel because rabbinic authorities don't accept them as Jewish. NBC News, "Avigdor Lieberman emerges as unlikely kingmaker of Israeli politics," 13 Sep. 2019 Originally from Orange County, Seid received his ordination and master’s degree in rabbinic studies from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Pomerado News, "New rabbi coming to Ner Tamid in Poway," 10 June 2019 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rabbinic. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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rabbinic

adjective
How to pronounce rabbinic (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rabbinic

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

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