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Rabbi - Anthony - 01-04-2012 08:02 AM

In Judaism, a rabbi (play /ˈræbaɪ/) is a teacher of Torah. This title derives from the Hebrew word רבי rabi [ˈʁäbi], meaning "My Master" (irregular plural רבנים rabanim [ʁäbäˈnim]), which is the way a student would address a master of Torah. This word "master" רב rav [ˈʁäv] literally means "great one" or one who is "abundant/much/many".