rosh yeshiva


rosh yeshiva (rosh ye-SHI-vuh) listen


Example Sentences

  • "With all his other achraius, I wonder how the Rosh Yeshiva finds time to prepare for shiur." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb. רֹאשׁ יְשִׁיבָה rosh yeshivah > Yid. ראָש־ישיבֿה rosh yeshive

    • 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


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      rosh yeshiveh, rosh yeshive, rosh yeshivah


  • Plural roshei (ha)yeshivah / rosh yeshivas.

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