Alternative Spellings



  • traditionally, an institution that focuses on teaching Talmud to boys and young men. Today yeshivas exist for men and women.

Example Sentences

  • "My brother is in yeshiva in Baltimore."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew



Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


North America


The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
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 Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)


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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