beit midrash

Alternative Spellings

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  • "Study hall" (Glinert)
  • "A religious school or synagogue Hebrew school" (JPS).

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


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

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