One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A rabbi, especially one who holds a position of authority or who acts as a personal mentor.
spiritual teacher, teacher, tutor, sage, counsellor, mentor, guiding light, spiritual leader, leader, masterView synonyms
- ‘Everyone should know that each individual situation must be considered carefully and a Rav must make the decision - not a Doctor.’
- ‘‘Mikneh Rav,’ he says, means that they had acquired a Rav with whom they were extremely attached.’
- 1.1 (in orthodox Judaism) a title of respect and form of address preceding a personal name.
- ‘Rav Schacter has apologized for his off the cuff statements that certainly do not represent his views.’
From Hebrew and Aramaic raḇ ‘master’.
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