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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.]


(jəˈʃiːvə; Hebrew jəˈʃiːva)
n, pl -vahs or -voth (Hebrew -vɔt)
1. (Judaism) a traditional Jewish school devoted chiefly to the study of rabbinic literature and the Talmud
2. (Judaism) a school run by Orthodox Jews for children of primary school age, providing both religious and secular instruction
[from Hebrew yěshībhāh a sitting, seat, hence, an academy]


or ye•shi•vah

(yəˈʃi və)

n., pl. -vas or -vahs.
1. an Orthodox Jewish school for the religious and secular education of children of elementary school age.
2. an Orthodox Jewish school of higher instruction in Jewish learning, chiefly for students preparing to enter the rabbinate.
[1925–30; < Hebrew (post-Biblical) yəshībhāh]
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Noun1.yeshiva - an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)yeshiva - an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)
academy - a school for special training
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Although they are private schools, the yeshivas receive taxpayer funding for meals, textbooks and tutoring for low-income children and are required to provide an appropriate education in core secular subjects.
Ever since I first moved between the two systems, beginning my undergraduate study after a gap year at an Israeli yeshiva, I have always wryly remarked that both seek to maximize students' productivity, but the tools they use are different: Universities utilize fear, while yeshivas employ guilt.
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After graduation, he continued to study at Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim, Touro's Institute of Advanced Talmudic Studies, while taking evening classes at Lander College for Men.
Author Yohai Hakak presents students, academics, researchers, and general interest readers with an examination of the internal tensions and dynamics of religious education through the lens of the experience of Lithuanian yeshivas in Israel.
Today there are hundreds of yeshivas in the United States, but Worcester's was one of the first to be established outside the New York City area.
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Dozens of Chabad yeshiva heads and other influential figures worldwide have signed a call to men studying in yeshivas to marry by the age of 20, and not wait until the age of 23 or 24 as is common now.
we boys studied Talmud, taught with variations of the traditional pilpulistic approach imported from pre-war Lithuanian yeshivas.
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Merkin was a trustee on Yeshivas board and served as chairman of the investment committee; he also stepped down from his positions.