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
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Mr. Trump’s chief negotiator, Jason Greenblatt, is a former West Bank yeshiva student.
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Origin and Etymology of yeshiva
Late Hebrew yĕshībhāh
First Known Use: 1760
YESHIVA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of yeshiva for English Language Learners
: a Jewish school for religious instruction
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