Re: Could a Rabbi be a liquor seller, too? #galicia
The short answer is probably yes.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The longer answer is that not everyone who is inscribed as "moreinu harav"
would fit our definition of "Rabbi". On many gravestones, it is simply a
matter of showing respect for the deceased, and sometimes, it means that
the man studied at yeshiva, but not necessarily that he was a pulpit Rabbi
with a congregation.
In addition, the idea that being a Rabbi was a full-time occupation and a
steady income, is a relatively modern one - many famous rabbis had other
jobs, or wealthy fathers-in-law, for income. Selling liquor was a fairly
common Jewish occupation, so it's not unlikely, and he may also have been
involved in producing or selling kosher liquor, which requires a Rabbi's
tom klein, toronto
Russ Maurer <email@example.com> wrote:
On the tomb of a woman who died in Jodlowa (Galicia) in 1902, her father was