n. Traditionally, an institution that focuses on teaching Talmud to boys and young men; today, institutions exist for both men and women.
"My brother is in yeshiva in Baltimore."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- 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
yeshivah, yeshive, yeshiveh
Plural yeshivot or yeshivas.
Traditional Jewish texts and philosophies are often the chosen topics of study, however this term can also be used to refer to any Jewish school.
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