midrasha

Pronunciations

midrasha ( meed-drah-SHAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. Co-ed supplementary Jewish religious school, usually Reform.

  • n. 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
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

Notes

  • See some programs/institutions called midrashot here: (source)

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