Rav (Hebrew רב) is the Hebrew generic term for a teacher or a personal spiritual guide. For example, Pirkei Avot (1:6) states that: (..) Joshua ben Perachiah says, ″Set up a teacher [rav] for yourself. And get yourself a study partner. And give everybody the benefit of the doubt.″ Pirke Avot: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Life; William Berkson, 2010, p185. The term rav is also a Hebrew word for a rabbi. For a more nuanced discussion see semicha. The term is also frequently used by Orthodox Jews to refer to one's own rabbi.

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  • Rav (Hebrew רב) is the Hebrew generic term for a teacher or a personal spiritual guide. For example, Pirkei Avot (1:6) states that: (..) Joshua ben Perachiah says, ″Set up a teacher [rav] for yourself. And get yourself a study partner. And give everybody the benefit of the doubt.″ Pirke Avot: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Life; William Berkson, 2010, p185. The term rav is also a Hebrew word for a rabbi. For a more nuanced discussion see semicha. The term is also frequently used by Orthodox Jews to refer to one's own rabbi. (en)
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  • Rav (Hebrew רב) is the Hebrew generic term for a teacher or a personal spiritual guide. For example, Pirkei Avot (1:6) states that: (..) Joshua ben Perachiah says, ″Set up a teacher [rav] for yourself. And get yourself a study partner. And give everybody the benefit of the doubt.″ Pirke Avot: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Life; William Berkson, 2010, p185. The term rav is also a Hebrew word for a rabbi. For a more nuanced discussion see semicha. The term is also frequently used by Orthodox Jews to refer to one's own rabbi. (en)
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