Definition of rebbetzin in English:

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rebbetzin

Pronunciation: /ˈrɛbɪtsɪn/
(also rebbitzin)

noun

Judaism
1The wife of a rabbi.
Example sentences
  • Our rebbetzin (rabbi's wife) knew that both of us were single.
  • We telephoned our rabbi and rebbetzin back home in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Only the rebbetzin still comes, she knits beside her husband's bed; wife and husband do not always, Kreutzer knows, need words.
2A female religious teacher.
Example sentences
  • The Ruchama Project is also dedicated to the memory of Elana Rosenblatt, a 28-year-old mother of four and an Aish rebbetzin in London, on August 8, 2001.
  • That's okay, I though you had to be a lot older and grayer and at least have a few grandchildren to be a real rebbetzin anyway!
  • Elana Rosenblatt, a 28-year-old Aish rebbetzin in London, recently passed away from cancer.

Origin

Yiddish, feminine of rebbe (see rebbe).

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