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What is the meaning of the word "Rabbi"?

by Rabbi Moshe Miller

  

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The Hebrew word "Rabbi" actually means "master" and/or "teacher." It also has the same root as the Hebrew word for greatness = rav. Moses was the first one to be called "Rabbi."

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Moses
[Hebrew pronunciation: Moshe] Greatest prophet to ever live. Led the Jews out of Egyptian bondage amidst awesome miracles; brought down the Tablets from Mount Sinai; and transmitted to us word-for-word the Torah he heard from G-d's mouth. Died in the year 1272 BCE.