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us: Yeshivas


  • Here are entered works on institutions devoted principally to talmudic and rabbinic learning, including the training of rabbis, founded from about the 11th century onward. Works on academies and assemblages of scholars in Palestine and Babylonia from which the texts of the Mishnah and the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds developed and which were the antecedents of the yeshivas are entered under [Talmudic academies.] Works on institutions that were first founded in the early 19th century and are intended principally for the training of rabbis in a modern academic setting are entered under [Rabbinical seminaries.]

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    • us: Yeshibahs
    • us: Yeshibot
    • us: Yeshiboth
    • us: Yeshivahs
    • us: Yeshivot
    • us: Yeshivoth
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    • found: Encyc. Judaica: v. 13, col. 1463 ("Until the first quarter of the 19th century the only source for the training of rabbis was the yeshivot, [which were] institutions of higher rabbinic learning designed for the education of the people as a whole."); v. 13, col. 1452 ("When the existing yeshivot refused to countenance any change in their traditional syllabus, which was almost wholly confined to the Talmud and the codes, the need [for a broader education] was met by the establishment of rabbinical seminaries.")
    • found: Cohn-Sherbok, D. Blackwell dictionary of Judaica, 1992 (yeshivah; "The institution of the yeshivah is a continuation of the academies in Babylonia and Palestine during the talmudic and gaonic periods.")
    • found: Funk and Wagnall's new standard dictionary of the English language (yeshibah; yeshivah)
    • found: Random House (yeshiva; yeshivah)
    • found: Web. 3 (yeshivas or yeshivahs or yeshibahs; yeshivoth or yeshivot, yeshiboth or yeshibot)
    • found: Britannica Micro.: v. 12, p. 840 (pl. yeshivas, yeshivot, yeshiboth, or yeshibot)
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    • Here are entered works on institutions devoted principally to talmudic and rabbinic learning, including the training of rabbis, founded from about the 11th century onward. Works on academies and assemblages of scholars in Palestine and Babylonia from which the texts of the Mishnah and the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds developed and which were the antecedents of the yeshivas are entered under [Talmudic academies.] Works on institutions that were first founded in the early 19th century and are intended principally for the training of rabbis in a modern academic setting are entered under [Rabbinical seminaries.]
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    • Notes under [Rabbinical seminaries; Talmudic academies]
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    • 1999-01-11: new
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