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ye·shi·va

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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