Definition of yeshiva
yeshivotplay \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
Recent Examples of yeshiva from the Web
Nearly a hundred enthusiastic high school students gathered at Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida — a Modern Orthodox co-educational yeshiva high school in west Boca Raton — to celebrate their robotics and engineering projects.
Mr. Trump’s chief negotiator, Jason Greenblatt, is a former West Bank yeshiva student.
Friedman has run a nonprofit that raises millions of dollars for a yeshiva that also funds several schools and news organizations in Beit El, a town of 7,000 people north of the West Bank city of Ramallah.
David Boim was a 17-year-old yeshiva student when he was fatally shot at a West Bank bus stop in May 1996.
No Wall, no Torah, no yeshiva, no separation, no dos and don’ts.
But the yeshiva complex has so far proven to be Beit El’s main engine of growth.
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Origin and Etymology of yeshiva
Late Hebrew yĕshībhāh
First Known Use: 1760See Words from the same year
YESHIVA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of yeshiva for English Language Learners
: a Jewish school for religious instruction
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