Definition of yeshiva in English:

yeshiva

Syllabification: ye·shi·va
Pronunciation: /yəˈSHēvə
 
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noun

  • 1An Orthodox Jewish college or seminary.
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    • Musar is now mostly a minor subject on the curriculum of yeshivas and seminaries.
    • I have gotten the privlage to study at the Rosh Yeshivas yeshiva in Jerusalem.
    • The head of the yeshiva was the great Jewish leader Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.
  • 1.1An Orthodox Jewish elementary or secondary school.
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    • Danny attends a Hassidic yeshiva, a school devoted entirely to Judaism.
    • I went to yeshiva for 15 years, I don't think we discussed the messiah for 10 minutes.
    • My years in yeshiva were spectacular, in some measure because they were so intensely fueled by a totally denied sexuality.

Origin

from Hebrew yĕšīḇāh.

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