beit midrash


beit midrash (bayt mee-DRAHSH) listen


Example Sentences

  • "The Talmud class will meet on Tuesday in the bet midrash." (Glinert)

  • "He learns at the beit midrash."

  • "They beys medresh is around the corner."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • בית מדרש bet midrash, "house of study/interpretation"

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      bet midrash, beys midrash, bays midrash, bais midrash, bet medrash, beit medrash, beys medrash, bays medrash, bais medrash, bet midresh, beit midresh, beys midresh, bays midresh, bais midresh, bet medresh, beit medresh, beys medresh, bays medresh, bais medresh, beth midrash, beis midrash, beis medrash, beis midresh, beis medresh, beismidrash, beismedrash, beismidresh, beismedresh, beysmidrash, baysmidrash, baismidrash, beysmedrash, baysmedrash, baismedrash, beysmidresh, baysmidresh, baismidresh, baismedresh, beysmedresh, baysmedresh, besmedresh, beth hamidrash, bes midrash


  • Plural batei midrash / battei midrash / basei midrash.

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