Useful Judaica Terms and Objects that Begin with the Letter R
Literally means "revered teacher" in Hebrew. A person who has obtained rabbinic ordination, called semicha, after the successful completion of a rigorous learning program on the codes of Jewish Law and tradition from a Jewish seminary or yeshiva. This individual is the authority on all matters of Jewish life in the congregation and/or communities served.
The Jewish New Year and part of the High Holidays. For a full explaination see Rosh HaShannah in the Jewish Holidays section.
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