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pl. Yeshivot

1. A Rabbinical Seminary in which young men studied Talmud under the guidance of learned Rabbis. The Yeshiva was a prominent part of European Jewish life, and was attended by many religous teenagers until they would need to work.

2. A post-high school institution in which only Jewish studies, such as Talmud, are learned. This is in contrast with religious high schools that teach both Jewish and secular subjects. However, some Jewish high schools are also called Yeshivot.
After high school, Josh spent two years in an Israeli Yeshiva.

Moshe, rather than attend university, chose to stay in Yeshiva and become a rabbi.
by Harlem River Rider June 02, 2009
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Yeshivas are Jewish boys' schools, anything from elementary to after high school. Little yeshiva kids are always super energetic brats, while the high schoolers, also known as mesivta students, generally become more chill and normal. All ages of yeshiva students study lots of Jewish books, don't have phones and don't chill with girls ever or they get in mad trouble. Their full sends generally involve alcohol, darts, and juuls, but obviously no girls.
Mackenzie: Wanna go sit with those boys?

Sophie: That's not how it works, they're in the yeshiva.
by ehrliche bochur March 25, 2020
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