What does Shlita mean?


What does Shlita mean when it’s written after a Rabbi’s name?

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  1. The term “Shlita” is actually an acronym, and stands for the words “Sheyichye L’orech Yamim Tovim Aruchim.” This means that we pray that he “will live for many long and good days.” As a word, “Shlita” means that the Rabbi is a person of “leadership.”



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