Associations to the word «Rabbi»


RABBI, noun. A Jewish scholar or teacher of halacha (Jewish law), capable of making halachic decisions.
RABBI, noun. A Jew who is or is qualified to be the leader of a Jewish congregation.
RABBI, noun. (police) (slang) A senior officer who acts as a mentor.

Dictionary definition

RABBI, noun. Spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law.
RABBI, noun. A Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher.

Wise words

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