kollel rabbi

Alternative Spellings

kolel rabbi

Definitions

  • A man who learns (studies traditional texts) - generally full-time - and offers classes and other services to the (non-Orthodox) Jewish community.

Example Sentences

  • "We also experienced Sukkos in hot, muggy Houston (1998, 1999) and were treated one year to a pre-holiday shiur by a Kollel rabbi on the halachos related to mosquitos invading the sukkah" (http://www.beyondbt.com/2009/10/06/the-joy-of-building-our-first-sukkah/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Etymology

see Kollel

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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