yeshiva

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From Yiddish ישיבה (yeshive), from Hebrew יְשִׁיבָה (y'shivá, meeting).

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yeshiva (plural yeshivas or yeshivot)

  1. (Judaism) An academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts.
    • 2015, Will Self, ‘Diary’, London Review of Books, vol. 37 no.5:
      Shalom grew up in an Orthodox family in Stamford Hill. His father, who ran an office-furniture business, intended him for a synagogue cantor, and when Shalom finished school he was sent to the yeshiva.

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