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 (rĕb′ə, rĕb′ē)
A Jewish spiritual leader or rabbi, especially of a Hasidic sect.

[Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbî, rabbi; see rabbi.]


1. (Judaism) the usually dynastic leader of a Chassidic sect
2. (Judaism) an individual's chosen spiritual mentor
[Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbī rabbi]


(ˈrɛb ə)

n. Yiddish.
1. a teacher in a Jewish school.
2. (often cap.) a title of respect for the leader of a Hasidic group.
[literally, rabbi]
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The Menorah stood in miniature on the desk of the Lubavitcher Rebbe who personally approved its form.
Readers will smile in appreciation of the rebbe s wit, cherish a surprising Chassidic teaching, find themselves moved by a protagonist s challenge, and delight in the sheer pleasures of storytelling.
I would choose the wisdom of the Hasidic Rebbe Simcha Bunim, who taught that we should keep two notes, one in each pocket, to be taken out whenever needed.
Schneerson, the late Lubavitcher Rebbe (leader), and how it reminds and teaches us that "true freedom'' means "total freedom'' and how Jews must strive for "true freedom'' in all three aspects of daily life (broken down as "the realm of the soul,'' "the realm of the body'' and "surrounding world,'' in which the individual lives).
fifth Rebbe hid the Library for safekeeping in the courtyard of a Moscow
This year, the global campaign the Rebbe launched will reach an estimated 8,000,000 Jews (more than half of the world's Jewish population).
The Holocaust and extermination of six million Jews was seen by Chabad's spiritual mentor, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Yosef Schneerson, and Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who succeeded the former on his death in 1951, as a "preparation" for the messianic redemption.
I have an altar in my office on which I place a variety of religious icons from different traditions, as well as photographs of my rebbe, guru, roshi, and dog.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (April 5, 1902 OS-June 12, 1994 NS), known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe or just the Rebbe was a prominent Hasidic rabbi who was the seventh and last Rebbe (Hasidic leader) of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
The team from Germany, Stefanie Golla and Dominique Winkel of Kolle Rebbe, won the Design competition, Yuri Uenishi and Chihiro Yabe from Dentsu Japan won the Print competition and winning the Cyber competition was the team from TBWA\Bucharest Romania, Razvan Ghilencea and Bianca Dumitrascu.
The rebbe was sad because his oldest child was headed across the country to Boston University.
It has its roots in the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a former Lubavitch Hasid and emissary of the Lubavitcher rebbe.