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The Hebrew Rabbi

The Hebrew Rabbi By Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

The term רַבִּי (rabbi) “my teacher” is ancient. Its original meaning translated from Hebrew literally means “one of abundance”. In Hebrew, oftentimes רַב (rav) is a measure relating to numerical quantity or length. The term רַב (rav) simply means “much”, “many”, “numerous” or “great.”


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