Mesivta, Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin
Haredi Mesivta student
Gemara class, Hasidic yeshiva
Bet Midrash, Yeshiva Tichonit
Yeshiva University High School For Boys
Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
Torah Vodaas Mesivta

Orthodox Jewish yeshiva secondary school for boys.

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Rosh yeshiva

Rosh yeshiva (ראש ישיבה, pl.

A stylized version of the abbreviation for libra pondo ("pound weight")

In the Talmudic academies in Babylonia, the rosh yeshiva was referred to as the reish metivta ("head of the academy" in Aramaic) and had the title of gaon.

Yeshiva Torah Vodaas

Yeshiva in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

Harry Herskowitz School, groundbreaking in Sept 1962 and occupied in May 1967, home to the Torah Vodaas Mesivta

Under Mendlowitz's leadership, a mesivta (yeshiva high school) was opened in 1926.


Traditional Jewish educational institution focused on the study of Rabbinic literature, primarily the Talmud and halacha (Jewish law), while Torah and Jewish philosophy are studied in parallel.

Mir Yeshiva (Jerusalem) – largest yeshiva in the world
A typical bet midrash – Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, Baltimore
Chavrusas in study – Yeshiva Gedola of Carteret
Morning seder, Or-Yisrael - a yeshiva founded by the Chazon Ish
Shiur in memory of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein at Yeshivat Har Etzion, a Hesder yeshiva
Rabbinical students in shiur, Jerusalem
Shiur klali, Slabodka Yeshiva
A depiction of Sura (from Beit Hatefutsot)
Volozhin yeshiva, “mother of the yeshivas”
Mir yeshiva
Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, Israel
Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva, now a national monument
The Breslov Yeshiva in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem.
Satmar Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York.
Bobov Kollel in Jerusalem
Geula branch of Porat Yosef Yeshiva.
Kisse Rahamim yeshivah, Bnei Brak
JTS building in Manhattan
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, New Jersey – largest yeshiva outside Israel.
Mercaz Harav, Jerusalem
Kollel Birkat Yitzhak, Moscow
Mir Yeshiva in Brooklyn
Mincha, Yeshiva Centre, Melbourne
Talmud Torah, Russia, 1937
Yeshiva High School, Tel Aviv, 1938
"Cheder"-class in Talmud, Tel Aviv, 1946.
Bet Midrash, Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh
Gemara, the first page of tractate Rosh Hashanah
A full set of the Babylonian Talmud
Chavrusas learning beki'ut, recording their summary of each sugya alongside its Mishnah
Set of Mishneh Torah
Cover of the first edition of Mesillat Yesharim.
Chumash with Mikraot Gedolot
Chumash with Yiddish translation

In the United States, elementary-school students are enrolled in a cheder, post-bar mitzvah-age students learn in a metivta, and undergraduate-level students learn in a beit midrash or yeshiva gedola (ישיבה גדולה).

Independent Education System (Israel)

Alternate school system run by and serving the needs of the Haredi Jewish (ultra-Orthodox Jewish) community of Israel.

A gathering of rabbis to benefit Chinuch Atzmai. Seated left-right: Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, likely Rabbi Yochanan Sofer (with head tilted).

There are approximately 80,000 students currently enrolled in Chinuch Atzmai schools, which include Beis Yaakov schools for girls, Talmud Torah, Cheder and Yeshiva Ketana for boys.

Talmudic academies in Babylonia

Called "Babylonia" in Jewish sources, at the time otherwise known as Asōristān (under the Sasanian Empire) or Iraq (under the Muslim caliphate until the 11th century).

A depiction of Rabbi Ashi teaching at the Sura Academy

Since the academies were convened in certain months of the year, they were known as metibta (מתיבתא), Aramaic for "session".

Nesanel Quinn

Haredi Jewish rabbi and educator.

Rav Nesanel Quinn

Quinn was a pupil at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas (the elementary school) and a student in the first class of Mesivta Torah Vodaath, founded by Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz in 1926.

Nosson Meir Wachtfogel

Orthodox rabbi and long-time mashgiach ruchani (spiritual supervisor) of Beth Medrash Govoha (the Lakewood Yeshiva) in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Nosson Meir Wachtfogel.
The graves of Rabbi Nosson Meir Wachtfogel (left) and his wife, Chava (right), in the Har HaMenuchot cemetery of Jerusalem. The names of her parents and siblings killed in the Holocaust are engraved on the side of her grave.

In the early 1920s, his father accepted a rabbinical post in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and moved there with his mother, while Nosson Meir remained in Kuhl to complete his mesivta program.

Torah Academy School, Johannesburg

Chabad Jewish day school in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kodesh studies comprise Torah (Chumash, Navi, Mishna and Talmud), Halacha (Jewish law), Hebrew language, and Jewish History; at the Boy's High School, studies are within a Mesivta environment.

Talmudical Academy of Baltimore

K–12 yeshiva founded in 1917.

The rosh yeshiva (dean) is Yosef Rottenberg and the mesivta mashgiach is Rav Shraga Hershkowitz.

Yitzchok Sorotzkin

Prolific writer and former Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe yeshiva.

A stylized version of the abbreviation for libra pondo ("pound weight")

He currently delivers the most advanced Talmudic lecture at the Mesivta of Lakewood.