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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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37) Therefore, the expansion of Hasidism across Europe was largely a result of new courts founded by disciples of traditional Hasidic rebbes.
In my case, the rebbes gave me the hardest possible blessings so that I'd lose.
From Moses to the rabbis of the Talmud to the Hasidic rebbes, Jewish authorities have agreed that the most important disposition to cultivate is annivut, humility.
Following the custom of other European aristocrats, Hasidic rebbes (at least those who were rich enough) would spend the summer in the elegant spa town of Marienbad.
Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, one of two Grand Rebbes of Satmar, has blamed the parents of Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach for their sons' murder by Palestinian terrorists.
In contrast to my deliveries to other distinguished Rebbes such as the Satmar and Skverer Rebbes, this delivery was not handled by the Rebbe's shamash (sexton).
In other Galician towns, where Hasidic Rebbes (Hasidic leaders) lived, the memory about them has already disappeared.
Kraus makes crystal-clear that to the mind of the Rebbe, the sixth and seventh Rebbes--his predecessor and the Lubavitcher Rebbe himself--were inextricably tied as if one, and that they were charged with the responsibility to bring about the redemption of the world.
Professor Katz has spent a lifetime of spiritual study with swamis, Sufis, lamas, and rebbes.
A niggun (devotional song), especially one associated with the first Lubavitcher rebbes, can bring a Jew to a state of dveykus, a sort of spiritual fusion with God.
Thus, Lubavitcher musical ability has little to do with projecting one's voice or singing in tune but is rather "defined solely in relation to one's closeness to the living or historical rebbes, to one's knowledge of Hasidim (Hasidism), and to the context in which one has learned the repertoire of nigunim" (p.
At the moshav, the davennen had ended earlier, and the chairs were placed for the rebbes out back behind the shul, in the garden patio.