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or ye·shi·vah  (yə-shē′və)
n. Judaism
1. An institute of learning where students study sacred texts, primarily the Talmud.
2. An elementary or secondary school with a curriculum that includes religion and culture as well as general education.

[Hebrew yəšîbâ, from yāšab, to sit; see wṯb in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.yeshivah - an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)yeshivah - an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)
academy - a school for special training
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Joseph Lookstein, "The Modern American Yeshivah," Jewish Education 16, no.
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Although the two protagonists--Leo Tzuref, director of the Yeshivah of Woodenton and Eli Peck, the lawyer brought in to close the school on account of zoning regulations--seem to be in agreement over the potentially reparative function of the law, they could not be more opposite in their perspectives.
Reading was critical to both the academy and the tradition and could become a bridge from the religious and the sacred to the secular, from the critical world of the university to the traditional world of the yeshivah.
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He has served as its principal and dean of its elementary school, yeshivah academy, and high school, and was responsible for training its rabbinical students.