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    What is an “Avrech”? – Mikketz

    One of the great features of Jewish life is the proliferation of yeshivot.

    The Hebrew word for a senior yeshivah student is avrech, which comes in today’s sidra when Joseph becomes a leading figure in Egypt and when people see him they are told, avrech, “bow down!” (Gen. 41:43).

    The sages say (see Rashi) that avrech can be two words, av – a father – and rach – young.

    An avrech is someone who is old in wisdom but young in years.

    Please God the number of such people will grow and develop.

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