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Yeshivot, plural; literally, academy. Traditional Orthodox institution where young men devote themselves to the study of Talmudic law. Some graduates receive rabbinic ordination; others remain for varying periods and then leave to enter a secular vocation. Some yeshivot have kollelim, schools of advanced Talmudic study where married students receive support for their families while they concentrate on their studies. More recently, the term has been used also for all-day Orthodox schools where both Jewish and secular subjects are taught. Yeshiva Ketanah, or little yeshiva, is an Orthodox all-day school on the elementary level.

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