midrasha

Definitions

  • Co-ed supplementary Jewish religious school, usually Reform
  • Orthodox women's seminary, especially in Israel

Example Sentences

  • "I am going to teach the ninth graders at midrasha this year."

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

מדרשה Modern Hebrew 'training college, secondary school' (coined by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda)

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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

See some programs/institutions called midrashot here: http://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/11327924

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