Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of the mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Rabbi means teacher and in the Judaism this means a teacher of the Torah. The word Rabbi literally means ‘My Master’ in Hebrew. The bronze Rabbi sculpture by Gib Singleton is stylized and elongated, much like his composition in his other sculptures. He respectfully poses the Rabbi in a dignified way as a symbol of knowledge who knows the path of God and the great secrets of the universe. Lovingly the Rabbi embraces the Torah, God’s Law. The Rabbi presents and reveals the truth of the Torah. The dress of the Rabbi is in the tradition of the Chassid movement, a mystical sect of Judaism whose followers typically dress in black with large brimmed hats. Around the shoulders of the Rabbi is the tallit or prayer shawl. The face of the Rabbi in the sculpture shows a humble yet very wise and learned man. A person the viewer wants to know and be a part of their life.