- It is but a legend, I know,- A fable, a phantom, a show, Of the ancient Rabbinical lore; Yet the old mediaeval tradition, The beautiful, strange superstition, But haunts me and holds me the more. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
- Rabbinical authority was supreme, and if the rabbis could be won over, all would be gained. - "The Haskalah Movement in Russia", Jacob S. Raisin.
- He didn't at all believe in my Rabbinical future. - "Dreamers of the Ghetto", I. Zangwill.