(lit., "my teacher [or master]"): saintly Torah leader who serves as spiritual guide to a following of chassidim
A rabbi, particularly Hasidic, or a Hasidic leader who is part of a rabbinic dynasty. A positive and respectful title.
(common Yid. pronunciation of rebbe, "my teacher [or master]"): *tzaddik who serves as spiritual guide to a following of chassidim (see *Chassidus)
(lit., "teacher" or "master"): A realized Torah leader who serves as a spiritual guide to a following of Chassidim.
Pronounced REBB-uh, or REBB-ee, for Hasidism, the Rebbe is regarded as a spiritual master and guide in a mystical sense. The Rebbe is a saintly mystic who understands the various levels of the soul and can advise the members of the community on all aspects of life. Each Hasidic groups is centered on the teachings of a particular Rebbe, and the sects are usually named after the town where the Rebbe was from, even if the Hasidim no longer live there.
a Chassidic master
a leader for all Jews, even those on the outermost fringes of the Jewish community
a leader of a Chassidic group, often identified by the city where the branch of Chassidut which he heads originated
a person who feels the pain of every Jew in the world'
a saintly mystic who also understands the various levels of the soul, can read people's reincarnations, advise them about their spiritual life, etc
a Tzaddik who has chassidim
Leader of a Chassidic group or a teacher
The title of the spiritual leader of the Chasidim
The Yiddish form of Rabbi.
(reb'-e), Yid. Colloquial form of rabbi. A Hebrew teacher. Applied usually to teachers of lesser rank; also used as a title for a "Good Jew"; as, the Rebbe of Kopistch.
pl. Rebbeim: `My teacher [or master]'; Tzaddik who serves as spiritual guide to a following of chassidim; see also Chassidus.
The spiritual leader of a group of Hasidim, not necessarily the rabbi of a community. It was quite common for Jews to travel distances great and small to visit their rebbe.
Rebbe which means master, teacher, or mentor is a Yiddish word derived from the identical Hebrew word "×¨×‘×™". It mostly refers to the chief Rabbi of a Hasidic Jewish dynasty, of which there is always only one at a time, and always a blood relative of the previous rebbe. Some Hasidic sects, such as Breslov and Chabad-Lubavitch, no longer have a living rebbe.