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or reb·bitz·in

noun Yiddish.
  1. the wife of a rabbi.
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Historical Examples of rebbetzin

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

    Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch

    Ulrich Frank

  • The "Rebbetzin" is probably a phenomenon belonging to a past epoch.

  • The rabbi also came to the Ring, and with him the Rebbetzin.

  • The real Rebbetzin, the one who is exactly what a Rebbetzin should be, is proud and conscious of her dignity.

  • Usually the relation was this: the Rav they loved but vexed, the Rebbetzin they hated but feared.

British Dictionary definitions for rebbetzin


  1. Judaism the wife of a rabbi
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Word Origin for rebbetzin

from Yiddish
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