A Rabbi is a person who is trained in Jewish law

A Rabbi is a person who is trained in Jewish law - Sarah...

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Sarah Penny April 11, 2007 7 th English Research A Rabbi is a person who is trained in Jewish law, rituals, and traditions and trained to be a leader in the Jewish congregation. Rabbis were not always a part of the Jewish culture. His main purpose is to serve as the chief religious official of a synagogue. The role of the rabbi has changed in the last centuries. In the Talmudic period, rabbis were primarily teachers and interpreters of the Torah. They developed the liturgy, calendar, and other aspects of Post-Temple Judaism. During the middle ages, the post of the rabbi became a professional one, with the obligation of taking on the additional role of supervision of the community. There are four types of rabbis who are ordained, to represent the three different denominations: Reformed, Conservative, and Orthodox. Rabbis of the Reformed and Conservative movements pay a lot of attention to pastoral and administrative duties, as well as preaching. Orthodox rabbis have to some extent also taken on such duties, although they continue to stress the traditional roles of
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Lake Erie.

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