yeshiva

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noun ye·shi·va \ yə-ˈshē-və \
variants: or less commonly yeshivah

Definition of yeshiva

plural yeshivas or yeshivot play \yə-ˌshē-ˈvōt, -ˈvōth\
1 :a school for talmudic study
2 :an Orthodox Jewish rabbinical seminary
3 :a Jewish day school providing secular and religious instruction

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Origin and Etymology of yeshiva

Late Hebrew yĕshībhāh


YESHIVA Defined for English Language Learners

yeshiva

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noun

Definition of yeshiva for English Language Learners

  • : a Jewish school for religious instruction



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