I have heard (I honestly cannot remember where...) that to be a rabbi a man must be married. Is there any truth to this?
I am more interested in knowing if this "WAS" true in time of Jesus, than if it "IS" true today.
I have no reason to believe that there was a change in the standard, but want to be clear has, in fact. Two thousand years is a long time to not image that things might have changed.
Part of the context of this question is that it is written that Jesus was called "Rabbi", yet Christian canon holds that Jesus was never married (a claim of which I am skeptical).
[I am adding the following edit because a comment does not allow for the space needed]
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This question clearly falls into the later category as I was (and still am) "interested in learning more". At heart the question was "Is it reasonable to believe that Jesus of Nazareth may have been 'required' to have been married because he was frequently referred to as "Rabbi"? (or perhaps, "Are references to Jesus as 'Rabbi' evidence that he was in fact Married?") I chose to generalize the question because I saw the question as to whether Jesus in particular was married as a potential fire starter as some may wish to argue the specific rather than provide an simple direct answer to the question, as was done (and for which I remain grateful to @Monica Cellio). I would also point out that when Ms. Cellio kindly reminded me that my original choice to refer to Him as 'Christ' was 'potentially loaded', it was a change I was quick and happy to make. My intent was to ask a clear question without raising controversy. This question has been here for nearly a year without additional comment.
I do not believe the editing of the question to "place it in a Jewish context" is appropriate. Through out Stack Exchange sites there is a consistent goal to minimize the duplication of questions and for allowing questioners to easily find preexisting answers to their questions. If you attempt to start a new question now by typing 'Was Jesus Married' into the title box this question appears near the top of the list. Your edit would likely exclude it from the context search algorithm.