rebbe

Definitions

  • n. The spiritual leader of a Hasidic sect.

Example Sentences

  • "Satmar now has two rebbes."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • רבי rebe

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

  • Also refers in Yiddish to the teacher of a heder.

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