[ noun ] (Judaism,religion) spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
Michelangelo found the rabbi in the room of study , a gentle old_man with a white beard and luminous grey eyes , robed in black gabardine with a skullcap on his head .
The rabbi said thoughtfully , `` I would not want my people to get_in trouble with the Church '' .
The model quite plainly thought Michelangelo crazy ; only the instructions from his rabbi kept him from bolting .
He worked for two hours a day with each model sent by the rabbi .