What happened to the Yeshiva of Shem v'Aiver and all who learnt there?

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    I guess they closed down due to the lack of funds. – Gershon Gold Nov 21 '11 at 17:21
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    I'm removing the "Nefesh asher osu b'choron" part of the question as a duplicate of judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11296, but retaining the "Yeshiva of Shem v'Aiver" part of the question as new. – msh210 Nov 21 '11 at 17:39
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    Better question: What did they learn there? – jake Nov 21 '11 at 18:21
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    @jake, That's a great question also, but this is a fantastic question because it's so poignant. What ever happened to it? I love it. – Seth J Nov 21 '11 at 19:30
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    Didn't you hear ... after Yaakov left, they split into Ohel Shem High School in Ramat Gan and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (;-) – David P. Hochman Nov 23 '11 at 0:33

They died. Yosef carried what they taught on.

Differing shitas on what they learnt, but because they lived through the evil generation of the flood, they had better haskafa on living with evil than the rest. So they say they taught the laws of chutz la aretz there, that Yakov only needed once he fled from Israel.

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    Jon, welcome to Judaism.SE, and thanks very much for this answer! You could make it much more valuable by editing in some sources to back up your assertions. – Isaac Moses Nov 25 '11 at 13:29
  • They taught business ethics and dealing with people like Lavan. – CashCow May 25 '16 at 8:40
  • But p'ru urvu was commanded before Mattan Torah – SAH Dec 26 '17 at 18:56
  • Or did they die out of something in particular? (It would have had to be pretty bad; that yeshiva was around forever) – SAH Dec 26 '17 at 18:56

They also taught Torah which was outside of Olam Hazeh opposite to what Avraham taught a Torah that was connected to this world. That is why Yaakov needed to spend 14 years there before spending 14 years at the House of lavan.

When Yaakov had his dream, he dreamt of the ladder which as the posuk says was rooted on earth and touched the heavens, i.e. it tied together both schools of thought.

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    Moshe, thank you for your insight, and welcome to Judaism.SE! You could help us out and make your answer more valuable by editing it to include sources to support your statements. – Seth J Dec 1 '11 at 14:15
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    ...also by explaining what on earth (pun intended) you mean by "Torah which was outside of Olam Hazeh" and "Torah that was connected to this world". – msh210 Dec 1 '11 at 16:17
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    MSH210 - fair point. I am going to think on this what exactly I meant. – Moshe Yitzhak Dec 2 '11 at 12:17

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