- an Orthodox Jewish school for the religious and secular education of children of elementary school age.
- an Orthodox Jewish school of higher instruction in Jewish learning, chiefly for students preparing to enter the rabbinate.
Origin of yeshiva
Examples from the Web for yeshiva
He recalls “there was a group who had come from the yeshiva,” but “often they were uncomfortable… they felt sidelined.”The Ghosts of Gaza: Israel’s Soldier Suicides
October 28, 2014
Lisa Goldman apparently attended a Yeshiva University event this week at which I was a panelist.What Bret Stephens Said At Yeshiva University
October 25, 2013
The yeshiva would later threaten to end her education if she refused appointments with Weberman.How One Sex Abuse Case Tore Apart the Williamsburg Hasidim
August 8, 2013
If Yeshiva University isn't mainstream modern Orthodoxy, well then I'm not sure what is.Why It's Wrong To Reject Women Rabbis
May 8, 2013
Some 22 students from the yeshiva have restraining orders to stay out of the yeshiva or out of the W. Bank altogether.Tear Down This Wall
April 11, 2013
- a traditional Jewish school devoted chiefly to the study of rabbinic literature and the Talmud
- a school run by Orthodox Jews for children of primary school age, providing both religious and secular instruction
Word Origin and History for yeshiva
"Orthodox Jewish college or seminary," 1851, from Hebrew yesibah "academy," literally "a sitting," from yashav "to sit."