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.
A school or college for Talmudic studies; esp., a seminary for the training of Orthodox rabbis.
A Jewish school combining religious and secular studies.
Alternative capitalization of yeshiva.
Other Word Forms
Origin of yeshiva
- Hebrew yəšîbâ from yāšab to sit wṯb in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition