Fandom

Judaism Wiki

Rabbi

311pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

A rabbi is a teacher and religious leader in the Jewish faith. Rabbis usually receive extensive training in Hebrew, Jewish law, tradition, and scripture (e.g., Torah, Talmud, Midrash).

Rabbis are permitted (and often encouraged) to marry. The same rules apply to rabbis as to other Jews, although they are usually respected for their knowledge. Historically, rabbis would also act as judges for their communities.

Most denominations of Judiasm permit women to be rabbis; the exceptions are the Orthodox denominations. One denomination, Karaite, does not believe in rabbis or their interpretations of the Torah as a guide to practice.

In the U.S., they are usually hired by the congregation and lead it much like a preacher, minister or priest would a Christian congregation.

External links

  • the article on Rabbis from the Jewish Virtual Library
Icon-Stub This article is a stub. You can help the Judaism Wiki by expanding it. Please note, the term "stub" is not indicative of length, it simply means that there is more to be said on a topic. Even long pages can be stubs, and even short pages can be complete.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.