- a judge in a Jewish religious court.
- a person knowledgeable in Talmudic law whose advice on religious questions is often sought by rabbis.
Origin of dayan
- Mo·she [maw-she; English moh-shuh] /mɔˈʃɛ; English ˈmoʊ ʃə/, 1915–81, Israeli politician and military leader: defense minister 1967–74, foreign minister 1977–79.
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Contemporary Examples of dayan
Nowhere is Dayan suggesting that these Palestinians be granted Israeli citizenship.What Salon Forgets to Ask Settler Activist Dani Dayan
July 8, 2013
According to Dayan, the correct Israeli response to the Arab proposal should be to dismiss the very idea of land swaps.Where Dayan Goes Wrong on the Arab Peace Initiative
May 9, 2013
The more buoyant Dayan declared that Israel was now an empire.My Father's Peace Proposal
November 9, 2012
Neither Dayan nor the people she interviewed elaborated on what P-plus meant.Olmert Blasts Bibi on Iran, Relationship with Obama
November 6, 2012
Tyler is much better when he comes to the subsequent actors in the drama such as Dayan, Peres, Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon.Not a Useful Contribution
October 1, 2012
Historical Examples of dayan
And no sooner had she got home, cooked the dinner, and fed the children, than she was off with the letter to the Dayan.
Of course, a Shochet sausage and a Dayan—no, that was very wrong!Stories and Pictures
Isaac Loeb Peretz
"There is nothing in it for you, you wouldn't understand," replied the Dayan, with a smile.
Taube left him, and resolved to go that evening to the Dayan.
Although he bore the modest title of judge229 (Dayan), he yet performed the various functions of a Gaon.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)
- Judaism a senior rabbi, esp one who sits in a religious court
Word Origin for dayan
- Moshe (ˈmɒʃɛ). 1915–81, Israeli soldier and statesman; minister of defence (1967; 1969–74) and foreign minister (1977–79)