Recent Examples of rabbi from the Web
A gunman claiming links to al-Qaida kills three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in Toulouse, southern France.
During temple, the rabbi asked for a volunteer to come up and dress the torah.
Both novels touch on the crisis caused by Sabbatai Zevi, a seventeenth-century rabbi in the Ottoman Empire, claiming to be the Jewish Messiah.
How does having this bond support you in your toughest moments as a rabbi?
But in 2013, one of his most famous investigations — that of David Ranta, an unemployed drug addict convicted of murdering a Hasidic rabbi — suddenly unraveled under allegations that he had been framed.
Diamond filters the questions, answering half of them himself, and referring the others to a panel of 25 online rabbis.
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Origin and Etymology of rabbi
Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek rhabbi, from Hebrew rabbī my master, from rabh master + -ī my
First Known Use: before 12th century
RABBI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rabbi for English Language Learners
: a person who is trained to make decisions about what is lawful in Judaism, to perform Jewish ceremonies, or to lead a Jewish congregation
RABBI Defined for Kids
Definition of rabbi for Students
: a person educated in Jewish law and able to lead a Jewish congregation
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