beth hamidrash

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew bēth hammidhrāsh, literally, house of study

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“Beth hamidrash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beth%20hamidrash. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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