What does HaRav imply? #general
I recently received an image of my great-grandmother's (Chane Mindel Russ)
grave in Vienna. (Thank you, Traude Triebel and the people at grave-pictures.at)
Part of one line, describing my g-grandfather, reads:
'Kvod HaRav David Russ' , which is translated as 'The honorable Rabbi'
(please correct me if I'm wrong).
My question is - what does this mean? Does HaRav mean that he was a
Rabbi with a congregation, or just a religious scholar? If the former, does
that give me any new way of getting information on him?