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  JewishEncyclopedia.com - RABBI
The title 'Rabbi' is borne by the sages of Palestine, who were ordained there by the Sanhedrin in accordance with the custom handed down by the elders, and were denominated 'Rabbi,' and received authority to judge penal cases; while 'Rab' is the title of the Babylonian sages, who received their ordination in their colleges.
The function of the rabbi of the Talmud was to teach the members of the community the Scriptures and the oral and traditional laws.
For the first position the rabbi was elected by the leaders of the community; for the second, by the members of the judiciary; while the third position was a matter of duty imposed upon the rabbi by the very Law he was teaching.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=30&letter=R&search=rabbi   (2894 words)

  Rabbi - LoveToKnow 1911
RABBI, a Hebrew word meaning "my master," "my teacher." It is derived from the adjective rab (in Aramaic, and frequently also in Hebrew, "great"), which acquired in modern Hebrew the signification of "lord," in relation to servants or slaves, and of "teacher," "master," in relation to the disciple.
This title, a higher distinction than that of rabbi, is in tradition borne only by the descendants of Gamaliel I., the last being Gamaliel III., the son of Jehuda I. (Aboth ii.
Similarly the term Rabbins, or Rabbis, is applied to modern Jewish clergy.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Rabbi   (365 words)

 Rabbi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today rabbis are still responsible for teaching on matters of Jewish religion in general and law in particular; and are usually qualified to determine the applicability of Jewish law.
Synagogue rabbis (also known as "pulpit rabbis") typically speak on behalf of their communities on a wide range of issues, offer spiritual leadership for their congregation, and are usually involved in Jewish lifecycle events.
The rabbi is not an occupation found in the Torah (i.e the Pentateuch) as such; the first time this word is mentioned is in the Mishnah (most commonly thought to be codified around 200 C.E, that codification often attributed to Rabbi Judah Hanasi).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rabbi   (3849 words)

 Rabbi - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
A rabbi is widely thought to be a religious leader of Jews, unless you're a Jew, in which case a rabbi is someone you tell when you've seen your neighbour buying shellfish in the supermarket.
In ancient times, Rabbi was a Hebrew term used as a title for those who were distinguished for learning, who were the authoritative teachers of the Law, or who were the appointed religious leaders of their community.
Rabbis are not allowed to shave their beards off; the animals living inside them won't let them.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Rabbi   (639 words)

 Samson Raphael Hirsch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (June 20, 1808 – December 31, 1888) was the intellectual founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz school of contemporary Orthodox Judaism.
In 1830 Hirsch was elected chief rabbi (Landesrabbiner) of the principality of Oldenburg.
In contrast, a third middle opinion held by Hirsch's descendants (his son-in-law and successor Rabbi Salomon Breuer, his grandson Rabbi Joseph Breuer and the latter's successor Rabbi Shimon Schwab) and some Jewish historians, says that both of these understandings of Hirsch's philosophy are misguided; they refer to these readings of Hirsch as improper historical revisionism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samson_Raphael_Hirsch   (1912 words)

 Judaism 101: Rabbis, Priests, and Other Religious Functionaries
A rabbi is not a priest, neither in the Jewish sense of the term nor in the Christian sense of the term.
In the Jewish sense of the term, a priest (kohein) is a descendant of Aaron, charged with performing various rites in the Temple in connection with religious rituals and sacrifices.
A rabbi is simply a teacher, a person sufficiently educated in halakhah (Jewish law) and tradition to instruct the community and to answer questions and resolve disputes regarding halakhah.
www.jewfaq.org /rabbi.htm   (1125 words)

 The Kabbalah Centre - Rabbi Eitan Yardeni
Rabbi Eitan Yardeni is a living example of the power of Kabbalistic teachings.
Rabbi Yardeni was personally chosen as one of the select-few students of Kabbalist Rav Berg, heir to the ancient legacy of Kabbalistic teachings and spiritual leader of The Kabbalah Centre.
Rabbi Yardeni has "walked the walk" — making his life a living demonstration of the extraordinary spiritual power of this ancient wisdom.
www.kabbalah.com /k/index.php/p=about/masters/eitan   (317 words)

Rabbi is the title of those learned in the Torah in Judaism.
For centuries, the postion of rabbi was open only to men, but Reform Judaism, Conservative Judaism and the Reconstructionists have in the last 25 years opened it to women as well.
The term "Rabbi" is also used as the name for Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi,the leading pesonality in Judaism of the 2nd century, who was known largely for his role as the editor of the Mishnah (see Talmud).
lexicorient.com /e.o/rabbi.htm   (127 words)

 Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Rabbi Shmuley, who loves history, is happy to take his viewers to some of the great historical places on earth.
Rabbi Shmuley at the Israeli Ambassador's Reception for Israel's 60th Birthday, featuring VP Cheney and Sen. Barack Obama.
Rabbi Shmuley as one of five finalists in the competition for Brandeis University's new Charles R. Bronfman Visiting Chair in Jewish Communal Innovation.
www.shmuley.com   (540 words)

 TLC :: Shalom in the Home :: Meet Rabbi Shmuley
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is a family and relationship counselor and he is one of the most prominent voices for the Jewish community in the world.
Rabbi Shmuley first came to world attention through his founding of the Oxford University L'Chaim Society, an organization of Oxford students that within three years of its founding in 1988 had become the second largest student organization in Oxford's history.
Rabbi Shmuley also serves as Editor-in-Chief of IDT publishing, a unit of the IDT Telecommunications Corporation, and is publishing a unique series of books by world leaders and personalities writing on the virtue, or character trait, that most eluded them in their careers.
tlc.discovery.com /fansites/shalom/bio.html   (475 words)

 AllRefer.com - rabbi (Judaism) - Encyclopedia
In the Talmudic period, rabbis were primarily teachers and interpreters of the Torah.
During the Middle Ages, the post of rabbi became a professional one, with the incumbent taking on the additional role of supervision of the religious life of the community.
Rabbis of the Reform and Conservative movements pay considerable attention to pastoral and administrative duties, as well as preaching.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/R/rabbi.html   (264 words)

 Obituary of Rabbi Avigdor Miller, 1908-2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rabbi Miller was born in Baltimore in 1908.
Rabbi Avigdor was also a revered and honored lecturer at many Yeshivas and Beis Yaakov schools throughout the years, cherished by his students who adored him and felt singularly privileged by the association.
Rabbi Miller is survived by his wife, Rebbitzen Ettel, his sons: Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Shmuel; and his daughters: Rebbitzen Shainey, wife of Rabbi Shmuel Elchanan Brog; Rebbitzen Libby, wife of Rabbi Yeruchem Leshinsky; and Rebbitzen Devora, wife of Rabbi Herschel Kanarek, Rosh Yeshiva Peekskill.
www.jewsformorality.org /aaaw076.htm   (2120 words)

 deseretnews.com | Soul-searching: Congregation's choice as 'best rabbi' happens to be a lesbian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rabbi Rosen's recent selection comes at a time when the national spotlight has been focused on the place of gays and lesbians in most major denominations, and what role, if any, a candidate's homosexuality should play in selecting church leadership.
Rabbi Rosen said while there has been some measure of concern over her appointment, the openness of the congregation here made the decision to leave Southern California much easier.
Rabbi Rosen, who arrived in mid-August, is still moving into her office at the synagogue and has scheduled meetings with a variety of area religious leaders.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,510050621,00.html   (1080 words)

 Jewish History - RABBI BEREL WEIN
Rabbi Wein was a practicing lawyer for a number of years and in 1964 assumed the pulpit of the Beth Israel Congregation in Miami Beach, Florida, where he remained until 1972.
Rabbi Wein, a member of the Illinois Bar Association, is the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from The Covenant Foundation in 1993.
Rabbi Berel Wein may not have invented Jewish history, but with his particular blend of insight, charisma, and vision, he is uniquely positioned to eternalize a 4,000-year-old legacy for Jews all over the world.
www.rabbiwein.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10   (1166 words)

 Judaism 101 - Rabbi Eliezer Papo: Pele Yoetz - Duties of the Heart - A Glossary of Basic Jewish Terms and Concepts - ...
Rabbi Papo served as rabbi of the community of Selestria (Bulgaria).
It may be said that Rabbi Papo, in the early nineteenth century, was the exemplary spokesman of the Sephardic musar tradition of the eighteenth century.
Rabbi Papo stressed that one must have faith in the words of the sages, submitting to their authority, and indeed, practicing intellectual subservience to anyone greater than oneself.
www.ou.org /about/judaism/rabbis/papo.htm   (445 words)

 Rabbi Gellman Gets It -- The Resurrection Really Matters
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 at 3:58 am ET Rabbi Marc Gellman, senior rabbi of Temple Beth Torah in Melville, New York, is a familiar figure in the media.
The really interesting part of Rabbi Gellman's analysis is his argument that, if Jesus was not raised from the dead, and if his disciples participated in a cover-up, then "Christianity is a cruel deception" pushed by charlatans.
Rabbi Gellman does not believe that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, but he does believe that Christians must believe that Jesus was raised from the dead.
www.albertmohler.com /blog_read.php?id=897   (656 words)

 Rabbi Jacob Emden | Chabad.org
Rabbi Jacob Emden was born in Altona (near Hamburg) in the summer of 1697.
His father Rabbi Tzevi Ashkenazi (known as the Chacham Tzevi) was then chief rabbi of the three sister communities of Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbeck (known in Jewish history as the 'Kehiloth AHU,' after the Hebrew initials of the communities).
Rabbi Emden did not live at peace with the two leading rabbis of his community, Rabbi Moshe Chagis, head of the rich Portuguese community, and Rabbi Jezekiel Katzenelnbogen, chief rabbi of the triple communities, the position previously held by Rabbi Emden's father.
www.chabad.org /library/article.asp?AID=112038   (1272 words)

 Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer Edeles (MaHaRSHA) | Chabad.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the brilliant Rabbi Samuel was about thirty years of age, the parents of his wife founded a large Yeshivah and placed it under the deanship of their sonin-law.
The young Rabbi Samuel became recognized by the greatest Talmudists and Rabbis of his time, and was given an honorable place in their councils and conventions.
Rabbi Samuel's commentary has become so popular, that it is printed in all the standard editions of the Talmud, and is regarded as a "must" for all Talmud scholars.
www.chabad.org /library/article.asp?AID=111910   (923 words)

 Rabbi - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Talmudic period, rabbis were primarily teachers and interpreters of the Torah.
During the Middle Ages, the post of rabbi became a professional one, with the incumbent taking on the additional role of supervision of the religious life of the community.
Rabbis of the Reform and Conservative movements pay considerable attention to pastoral and administrative duties, as well as preaching.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/rabbi   (208 words)

 Rabbi Moshe Feinstein   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was born in the year 1895 in Uzda, near Minsk, Belorussia where his father was rabbi.
Rabbi Feinstein was a dedicated and selfless leader for the Jewish people to whom anyone could approach at any time with any problem.
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was one of the last great leaders and sages from Europe and was a representative of the greatness the Jewish people had before the destruction of the Jewish communities during World War II.
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The purpose of a rabbi is like that of using a judge or a lawyer in civil matters to ensure that the law is complied with.
The term rabbi was first used in reference to the rabbis of the Sanhedrin during the first century C.E. Throughout the medieval period the term referred to the common man, while the term harav implied scholarship.
While Catholic priests are often used as intermediaries between man and God, rabbis are nothing more than regular people who may be officially recognized through a process of ordination, or informally by virtue of the respect they have earned for their knowledge and righteousness.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/Rabbis.html   (538 words)

 The SAJ - Rabbi Michael Strassfeld   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld has been prominent in the American Jewish community for almost thirty years, dating from his involvement as co-editor of the first Jewish Catalog in 1973.
Rabbi Strassfeld was very active in the Havurah movement, having been the founding chairperson of the National Havurah Committee from 1979 to 1982.
Rabbi Strassfeld currently is a member of the faculty of Metivta, a center for contemplative Judaism in Los Angeles.
www.thesaj.org /rabbi.html   (393 words)

 The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum
Rabbi’s mother, essentially a poet, was the principal old Delhi’s Mata Sundari College.
Rabbi had to wait for nearly half a decade to find his place in the sun.
Rabbi Shergill has every right to allow himself the luxury of letting the first flush of big time success sink in before he begins to build on a stunning debut.
www.tribuneindia.com /2005/20050206/spectrum/main3.htm   (737 words)

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