Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism An institute of learning where students study sacred texts, primarily the Talmud.
  • n. Judaism An elementary or secondary school with a curriculum that includes religion and culture as well as general education.

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  • n. An academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)

Etymologies

Hebrew yəšîbâ, from yāšab, to sit; see wṯb in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish ישיבה (yeshive), from Hebrew יְשִׁיבָה (y'shivá). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In early March, the yeshiva was attacked by a Palestinian gunman who killed eight students, mainly teenagers, in a library.

    Unforgiven

  • ‘The attack at the yeshiva was a barbaric murder of eight children who were engaged in religious study,’ read an op-ed in the daily Al-Watan.

    Muslims put the west to shame

  • First, as far as I know, they do not see themselves as a yeshiva, which is why their name is Mechon Machon?

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  • The yeshiva is the main growth engine of the settlement, attracting students who put down roots.

    Vos Iz Neias - (Yiddish:What's News?)

  • Aviner is a rabbi from the terrorist Ateret Cohanim yeshiva, which is part of the "jewish underground" of extremist and murderous squatters in the West Bank.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • Volunteers have also raised funds from synagogues in the US, for the “special aim of the yeshiva which is to attract more young Jewish families by strengthening and maintaining the Zionist Jewish character of this ancient Jewish city.”

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  • This is what it said: "The attack at the yeshiva was a barbaric murder of eight children who were engaged in religious study ...

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  • "To keep the students out of this clash and prevent them from entering dilemmas they didn't choose, as well as their parents, we decided to refer our students to another hesder yeshiva which is physically and ideologically close, that of Elon Moreh," he added.

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  • Jerry seemed to like the way his generosity with his wife's lips established, in the eyes of everyone gathered, that although the lapsed yeshiva-bokher Goldfarb liked to tease the Weisfelds that they were religious fanatics, they in fact were nobody's prudes.

    Fascination

  • They should be relaxing on the beach in Tel Aviv, he thought, instead of guarding the door of a yeshiva in Jerusalem.

    The Omega Theory

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