pl. -·vas or ye·shi·vot′
- a school or college for Talmudic studies; esp., a seminary for the training of Orthodox rabbis
- a Jewish school combining religious and secular studies
Origin of yeshivaMedieval Hebrew yeshiva, literally , act of sitting ; from root jšb, to sit
- An institute of learning where students study sacred texts, primarily the Talmud.
- An elementary or secondary school with a curriculum that includes religion and culture as well as general education.
Origin of yeshivaHebrew y&schwa;šîbâ, from yašab, to sit; see w&tlowmac;b in Semitic roots.
(plural Yeshivas or Yeshivot)
- Alternative capitalization of yeshiva.