Definitions

  • n. Academic involvement in Torah study, sometimes as an occupation.

Example Sentences

  • “He hopes to stay in learning as long as he can afford to.” (Weiser)

  • "The Yeshiva offers full-time learning programs on the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as intensive short-term learning programs for visitors from abroad." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Yiddish לערנען lernen 'to study, learn'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Notes

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