noun Judaism
  1. a rabbi who is a person's religious mentor, or one to whom questions are addressed for authoritative decision
  2. the title preferred by many orthodox rabbis to distinguish them from the clergy of other brands of Judaism
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Examples from the Web for rav

Contemporary Examples of rav

  • There was a great deal about Rav Froman that was sensational, in every sense of the word.

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    Rav Froman's Funeral

    Elisheva Goldberg

    March 6, 2013

Historical Examples of rav

  • The Rav was standing by the ark, wrapped in his Tallis, and expounding to a crowded congregation.

  • But the Rav is ashamed to imitate him, or is partly afraid, lest people should catch him doing it.

  • And the Rav sat in his room, bent over a book in which he would fain have lost himself.

  • This has a bad effect on the Rav's enthusiasm, it "mixes his brains," and he turns to his son for help.

  • The more modest and simple the Rav, the haughtier and more exigent the Rebbetzin.

rav in Medicine


  1. Rous-associated virus
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