- the spiritual leader of a Hasidic sect
- "Satmar now has two rebbes."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
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).
Also refers in Yiddish to the teacher of a heder.
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