n. The head of a yeshiva.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb. רֹאשׁ יְשִׁיבָה rosh yeshivah > Yid. ראָש־ישיבֿה rosh yeshive
- 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
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
rosh yeshiveh, rosh yeshive, rosh yeshivah
Plural roshei (ha)yeshivah / rosh yeshivas.
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