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A traditional rabbi is the man to whom the community and its members turn to rule on what Jewish law requires of them, particularly in cases of doubt.
David Novak

Meaning of "rabbi" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RABBI

Hebrew, from rabh master + -ī my.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RABBI

rabbi  [ˈræbaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RABBI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rabbi is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RABBI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

rabbi

Rabbi

In Judaism, a rabbi /ˈræbaɪ/ is a teacher of Torah. This title derives from the Hebrew word רַבִּי rabi, meaning "My Master", which is the way a student would address a master of Torah. The word "master" רב rav literally means "great one". The basic form of the rabbi developed in the Pharisaic and Talmudic era, when learned teachers assembled to codify Judaism's written and oral laws. In more recent centuries, the duties of the rabbi became increasingly influenced by the duties of the Protestant Christian minister, hence the title "pulpit rabbis", and in 19th-century Germany and the United States rabbinic activities including sermons, pastoral counseling, and representing the community to the outside, all increased in importance. Within the various Jewish denominations there are different requirements for rabbinic ordination, and differences in opinion regarding who is to be recognized as a rabbi. All types of Judaism except for Orthodox Judaism and some conservative strains ordain women and openly gay and lesbian people as rabbis and cantors.

Definition of rabbi in the English dictionary

The definition of rabbi in the dictionary is a man qualified in accordance with traditional religious law to expound, teach, and rule in accordance with this law. Other definition of rabbi is the religious leader of a congregation; the minister of a synagogue.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RABBI


aby
əˈbaɪ
alibi
ˈælɪˌbaɪ
Bhai
baɪ
bi
baɪ
buy
baɪ
by
baɪ
bye
baɪ
bye-bye
ˈbaɪˈbaɪ
drive-by
ˈdraɪvbaɪ
Dubai
duːˈbaɪ
goodbye
ˌɡʊdˈbaɪ
hereby
ˌhɪəˈbaɪ
limbi
ˈlɪmbaɪ
lullaby
ˈlʌləˌbaɪ
Mumbai
mʊmˈbaɪ
nearby
ˈnɪəˌbaɪ
overby
ˈəʊvəˌbaɪ
standby
ˈstændbaɪ
thereby
ˌðɛəˈbaɪ
whereby
wɛəˈbaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RABBI

rabbet
rabbinate
rabbinic
rabbinical
Rabbinical Hebrew
rabbinically
rabbinics
rabbinism
rabbinist
rabbinistic
rabbinite
rabbit
rabbit bandicoot
rabbit burrow
rabbit fever
rabbit food
rabbit hole
rabbit hutch
rabbit killer
rabbit punch

WORDS THAT END LIKE RABBI

Abu Dhabi
Albi
Babi
bambi
Chief Rabbi
combi
Gobbi
Gobi
Jambi
Kebbi
Nabi
Nairobi
obi
Panjabi
Punjabi
rabi
renminbi
tabi
wasabi
zombi

Synonyms and antonyms of rabbi in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «rabbi» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RABBI

Find out the translation of rabbi to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rabbi from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rabbi» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

法师
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rabino
570 millions of speakers

English

rabbi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रब्बी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حاخام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

раввин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rabino
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইহুদি আইনজ্ঞ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rabbin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rabbi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rabbiner
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラビ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

라비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rabi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giáo sĩ Do thái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரப்பி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रब्बी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

haham
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rabbino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rabin
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рабин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rabin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ραβίνος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rabbi
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rabbi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rabbiner
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rabbi

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RABBI»

The term «rabbi» is very widely used and occupies the 23.169 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RABBI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rabbi

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7 QUOTES WITH «RABBI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rabbi.
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Jake Epstein
I wanted to be a soccer player. And then I wanted to be a rabbi.
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Eve
God is my best friend. I talk to God every day. And no one can tell me how to talk to God - not no imam, not no priest, not no rabbi, no pastor.
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Louis Finkelstein
A rabbi should not despair if people do not do as much as they should. Every parent has that with children. God is merciful.
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Arthur Hertzberg
How can a rabbi not live with doubt? The Bible itself is a book of doubt.
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Ephraim Mirvis
'Rabbi' means 'teacher,' and I see the role of chief rabbi as chief teacher.
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David Novak
A traditional rabbi is the man to whom the community and its members turn to rule on what Jewish law requires of them, particularly in cases of doubt.
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David Steinberg
My father was a rabbi and had a little synagogue in Canada, so I'm from Canada. I left there at 16.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RABBI»

Discover the use of rabbi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rabbi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Akiva: The Story of Rabbi Akiva and His Times
This breathtaking, historical novel tells the story of the life and times of the great sage, Rabbi Akiva.
Marcus Lehmann, 2003
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Rabbi Talks with Jesus
Placing himself within the context of the Gospel of Matthew, Neusner imagines himself in a dialogue with Jesus of Nazareth and pays him the supreme Judaic gesture of respect: making a connection with him through an honest debate about the ...
Jacob Neusner, 2000
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Mekhilta De-Rabbi Ishmael (JPS Classic Reissues)
The work also contains allusions to historical events and ancient legends not found elsewhere. A new introduction by noted scholar David Stern highlights the work, now published in a convenient two-volume set.
‎2010
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Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin
This work also sheds important light on Lithuanian talmudic intellectualism and Polish Hasidism. It is the first book to present a critical, analytical portrait of hasidic theology.
Alan Brill, 2002
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Friday the Rabbi Slept Late
Before writing Friday, the Rabbi Slept Late, Harry Kemelman had written a mystery story "The Nine Mile Walk" which is widely considered one of the best mystery stories ever written and is among the most frequently anthologized.
Harry Kemelman, 2011
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Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money
In Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Lapin has done it again. This book tells it like it is in a helpful, honest, hopeful, informative way.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, 2009
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In the Dust of the Rabbi
Filmed on location, these next two installments in this powerful series sweep your small group on a journey through Galilee and Asia Minor. Learn how to follow Rabbi Jesus so closely that his dust covers you.
Ray Vander Laan, 2006
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A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables
Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews, A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus.
Frank Stern, 2006
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The Rabbi and the Twenty-nine Witches
A rabbi finally rids his village of witches
Marilyn Hirsh, 1976
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The Hebrew Letters: Channels of Creative Consciousness
Sefer Yetzirah (the "Book of Creation"), one of the earliest Kabbalistic works, teaches that the letters of the Hebrew alphabet are the building blocks of creation.
Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RABBI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rabbi is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rivlin: Late Rabbi Levinger believed that to re-build Hebron, was to …
Death stilled the fiery activism of Rabbi Moshe Levinger, 80, who was buried on Sunday in Hebron, the ancient patriarchal city that he lived in and so loved. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, May 15»
2
Rabbi who taped women sentenced to prison
WASHINGTON —A once-prominent Orthodox rabbi who secretly videotaped scores of women undressing and using a changing room at a Jewish ritual bath ... «WBAL Baltimore, May 15»
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Court sentences Rabbi Pinto to one year in jail on bribery conviction
Ending a years-long saga, Tel Aviv District Court Judge Oded Mudrik on Tuesday sentenced Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto to a year in prison on a reduced ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, May 15»
4
Orthodox rabbis convicted of conspiracy in New Jersey kidnap …
(CNN) Three Orthodox rabbis accused of planning and participating in the torture of Jewish men who refused to divorce their wives were convicted Tuesday of ... «CNN, Apr 15»
5
Dad who lost 7 in fire begs rabbi to bless him with more kids
The prominent local rabbi, Reuven Elbaz, told grieving father Gabriel Sassoon, “I bless you that you should have more children,'' according to friend Yaakov ... «New York Post, Mar 15»
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US tries Rabbi Mendel Epstein over divorce kidnap scheme
During their opening statement on Wednesday prosecutors played a short, grainy video clip of the rabbi discussing a staged kidnapping with two undercover FBI ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
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Rabbi pleads guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism
An Orthodox rabbi and Towson University associate professor admitted in court Thursday that he secretly videotaped dozens of women as they undressed for a ... «Baltimore Sun, Feb 15»
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Rabbi 'kidnapped, tortured' husbands into granting wives divorce
LAKEWOOD, N.J. — When a Jewish woman wanted a divorce from an unwilling husband, federal prosecutors say, Mendel Epstein was the rabbi who — for the ... «New York Post, Feb 15»
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Rabbi: Driver killed in SUV-train crash was 'beautiful soul'
We have dozens of pictures of Ellen," Rabbi Benjy Silverman said before the service. "And in each one, without fail, she has a huge smile, a warm smile. We call ... «Yahoo News, Feb 15»
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Egypt court bans festival honoring revered Moroccan rabbi
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday banned an annual festival in honor of a Moroccan rabbi that was regularly attended by hundreds of Jewish pilgrims ... «Yahoo News, Dec 14»

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