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  1. Rabbis

    A rabbi () is a spiritual leader or religious teacher in Judaism. One becomes a rabbi by being ordained by another rabbi – known as semikha – following a course of study of Jewish history and texts such as the Talmud. The basic form of the rabbi developed in the Pharisaic (167 BCE–73 CE) and Talmudic (70–640 CE) eras, when learned teachers assembled to codify Judaism's written and oral laws. The title "rabbi" was first used in the first century CE. In more recent centuries, the duties of a 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 recognized as a rabbi. For example, only a minority of Orthodox Jewish communities accept the ordination of women rabbis. Non-Orthodox movements have chosen to do so for what they view as halakhic reasons (Conservative Judaism) as well as ethical reasons (Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism).

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  1. Rabbis

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rabbis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rabbis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Rabbis in a Sentence

  1. Blima Marcus:

    They dont turn to rabbis for daily decisions like preventive care, they [ anti-vaxxers ] are using all of the emotional fear factors. There is nothing more fearful to a woman than that youre going to injure your child.

  2. Joshua Landis:

    They're poor, it's very hard getting jobs, they feel like they're discriminated against in marriage -- many Rabbis have refused to marry them unless they go through a symbolic conversion.

  3. Eli Yishai:

    There is nothing in Jewish law that says you can't have a woman as a Knesset member, but our rabbis decide what they decide on every subject and the same goes for this.

  4. Martin Oliner:

    We're running advertisements. We work with synagogues, asking rabbis to talk about it.

  5. Dov Halbertal:

    Every day for hours, we are in synagogues, we are meeting each other, we are together in lessons, we meet the rabbis every day, more on Shabbat, in the end it is very difficult practically [ to socially distance ]. Besides we are big families, we have people of every age, we have 10 people in one small apartment, it's very difficult... To be locked in the apartment, you are used to a social life.

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