Definition of yeshiva in English:

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Pronunciation: /yəˈSHēvə/


1An Orthodox Jewish college or seminary.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


From Hebrew yĕšīḇāh.

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Syllabification: ye·shi·va

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