Definition of yeshiva in English:



  • 1An Orthodox Jewish college or seminary.

    ‘Musar is now mostly a minor subject on the curriculum of yeshivas and seminaries.’
    • ‘I have gotten the privlage to study at the Rosh Yeshivas yeshiva in Jerusalem.’
    • ‘The head of the yeshiva was the great Jewish leader Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.’
    • ‘Back then, I was pretty good in cheder, so the Jews of our community thought they would do a wonderful thing and collect enough money to send me to a yeshiva to become a rabbi.’
    • ‘Although I had imagined myself as a seeker of spirituality since having entered the yeshiva several years before, faith had been a topic that eluded me.’
    • ‘In fact, however, I am a 20-year-old Jewish student from Chicago, studying at a yeshiva in Jerusalem.’
    • ‘Today we can see hassidic sects who have become quite scholarship-minded, opening their own yeshivas and studying the Talmud intensely.’
    • ‘If you visit Jerusalem today, you will be moved by its beauty, its expanse, its bursting population, its thousands of Torah scholars and its scores of yeshivas.’
    • ‘For eighteen centuries, Judaism would develop as a religion, based around synagogues and rabbis, yeshivas and the ethical teachings of Tora and Talmud.’
    • ‘Along with a group of businessmen I was with, I had the opportunity to have an audience with Rabbi Noson Tzvi Finkel, the head of a yeshiva there [Mir Yeshiva].’
    • ‘But they don't find yeshivas and synagogues there.’
    • ‘This included the entire Mir Yeshiva, the only yeshiva to survive the war intact, and a number of eminent Talmudic scholars from the Telshe and Longa Yeshivot in Poland.’
    • ‘These aspects of his guidance of the yeshiva became unforgettable to students even after they had grown up and whenever they thought back about their studies at an earlier time in their lives.’
    • ‘Most rabbis must study for a number of years in a yeshiva, a Jewish institute of higher learning, before they have the knowledge needed to even understand the material they have to study to pass the exams.’
    • ‘For one thing, all the normative institutions - the yeshivas, the synagogues, etc. - were all run by the mainstream Jews and were functioning.’
    • ‘They spend at least a year at a yeshiva in Israel.’
    • ‘Many yeshivas continue to focus on the halachah, the law, without much balance in study of the agadata, which provides profound teachings that illuminate a vast amount of hidden wisdom in the Talmud.’
    • ‘He took it as a sign from Heaven, signaling the end of a 34-year exile (14 years studying in the yeshiva of Shem and Ever, and 20 years in Lavan's home).’
    • ‘Almost all the students have experienced this ‘dual curriculum’ earlier in their education, and most have spent a year or two after high school at Israeli yeshivas, where they studied Torah full time.’
    • ‘In the yeshiva (nowadays there are similar institutes for women) young men - most of them not pursuing a rabbinical vocation - are introduced to traditional Torah study, with its devout intensity.’
    1. 1.1An Orthodox Jewish elementary or secondary school.
      ‘Danny attends a Hassidic yeshiva, a school devoted entirely to Judaism.’
      • ‘I went to yeshiva for 15 years, I don't think we discussed the messiah for 10 minutes.’
      • ‘My years in yeshiva were spectacular.’
      • ‘Amongst the large number of books published in the community, I concentrated only on books and manuals meant for yeshiva students.’
      • ‘The yeshivas want to prove that their students are physically fit as well as intellectually stimulated.’
      • ‘‘But you have a very long day in yeshiva,’ I said to one student.’
      • ‘In elementary school yeshiva, for example, I learned that the label on food means an item is truly Kosher but that a K label cannot be trusted.’



/yəˈSHēvə/ /jəˈʃivə/


From Hebrew yĕšīḇāh.