beth hamidrash

beth ha·​mi·​drash | \ˌbāth-ˌhä-mi-ˈdräsh, ˌbāth-hä-ˈmi-ˌdräsh, ˌbāt-, ˌbās-\
variants: or bet hamidrash \ ˌbāt-​ˌhä-​mi-​ˈdräsh , ˌbāt-​hä-​ˈmi-​ˌdräsh, ˌbās-​ \

Definition of beth hamidrash 

: a hall or school where Jews especially in eastern Europe study the Bible, the Talmud, and later Hebrew literature

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History and Etymology for beth hamidrash

Hebrew bēth hammidhrāsh, literally, house of study

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