- A person trained in Jewish law, ritual, and tradition and ordained for leadership of a Jewish congregation, especially one serving as chief religious official of a synagogue. (noun)
- A scholar qualified to interpret Jewish law. (noun)
- (in Orthodox Judaism) a man qualified in accordance with traditional religious law to expound, teach, and rule in accordance with this law (noun)
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- The religious leader of a congregation; the minister of a synagogue (noun)
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