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What is a "Fa-rer"?

A FarHer in "Yeshivish" terms means an (usually oral) exam. It is commonly used when referring to the entry exam given to student applicants before accepting them into a Yeshiva. From here: ...
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Is there a halachic requirement for a yeshivah to be single gender?

In Igros Moshe YD 1:137, R' Moshe Feinstein writes that although at a very young age, the issues of hirhur and yetzer hara that generally rise with co-ed schools facilitating pubescent teenagers ...
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Yeshivas of Modern Times

My Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky, who is particularly well read in history, in a shiur titled Why So Much Iyun 5774 spoke out that (my memory of the shiur is not that sharp, so I may be ...
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Help identifying yeshivot for baalei teshuva (men)

So there are a number of options in Israel - I will try and provide a bit of background for each one. Just an aside, please note there is no such a thing as a bad yeshiva, it is always about finding ...
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What is the hetter for yeshivas to daven a Hoiche Kedusha?

Explanation #1 is a corruption of the real reason it was started in Slabodka by the Alter. The talmidim were so into their learning they couldn't stop talking about it and ended up talking during ...
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What texts are studied in a traditional yeshiva?

In Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin by Dovid Avraham Mandelbaum p. 322 we are given the daily schedule of the yeshiva, from which we can see what texts were studied: My English rendering: 6:00 AM – Wakeup 7:...
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Are there any yeshiva programs (Israel or US) that begin mid-year?

I believe most or all Israeli yeshivot targeting English-speaking baalei tshuva will accept people year-round. A few links to get you started: Ohr Somayach Aish HaTorah Shapell/Darchei Noam Machon ...
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Which are the "Yeshivish Masechtos"?

Yeshivish mesechtos are typically the masechtos learned in high school because they are the ones that are more involving (lots of lomdus) and can train a person how to properly learn gemara. Very ...
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What texts are studied in a traditional yeshiva?

Generally, the Classic Lithuanian Yeshiva is focused on those tractates that provide ample area for "Lomdus"/"Iyun" - "Analyses: (Shabbos), Sukka, Psachim, Yevamos, Kesubos, Nedarim, Gittin, Kiddushin,...
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Should you fire a Torah teacher if a better one is available?

The Talmud (Bava Batra 21a) presents the following dispute: ואמר רבא האי מקרי ינוקי דגריס ואיכא אחרינא דגריס טפי מיניה לא מסלקינן ליה דלמא אתי לאיתרשולי רב דימי מנהרדעא אמר כ"ש דגריס טפי קנאת ...
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Yeshiva University RIETS Semicha Yorei and Yadin

My personal experience in the program gives me the following perspective: Overall, it's an incredible program which empowers the Talmid with tons of time to learn and grow in his Torah and leadership ...
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Prerequisites for attending Yeshiva as a middle aged Baal Teshuva

There are many yeshivot geared specifically to both Israeli and foreign balei teshuva in Jerusalem. Admissions criteria vary, but in general their mission is to educate Jews and they are not selective....
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On what halachic premise can Yeshivot claim talmidim's belonging's hefker for bein hazmanim?

In חושן משפט, סימן שי״ט סעיף א׳ it says, that if someone brought something into someone else’s property without permission, or broke the conditions upon which the owner allowed him to bring it in,the ...
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"Secular" studies in the Rhineland academies of the 11th-13th centuries

It seems Ashkenazi Jews of the time - including the Tosafists - lacked formal secular knowledge. Rabbi Prof. Ephraim Kanarfogel wrote in his essay "The Tosafist Oeuvre and Torah u-Madda": &...
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Is cheating in a test an Averah?

R. Moshe Feinstein has a responsum about cheating. He was asked by someone who had heard that in yeshivot they allow the students to steal the answers for the Regents. R. Moshe answered that it is ...
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Yeshivas that relocated

Slabodka Yeshiva was originally in Lithuania and after the ravages of WWI and enforced military conscription in the years that followed, they established a branch in Chevron in 1924. Following the ...
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Going to a Shiur without paying tuition

If the entrance is not free, it seems from the Gemara that you cannot enter. A similar case is cited in Gemara Yoma 35b. Yoma 35b: אמרו עליו על הלל הזקן שבכל יום ויום היה עושה ומשתכר בטרעפיק חציו ...
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Online glossary of Yiddish terms commonly used in shiur

I got it in camp many years ago and someone tried to fix the words that got cut off it's not perfect and it's not so clear as you mentioned it was photocopied too many times
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Information about the Belz yeshiva in Jerusalem

It's called Torah v'emunah and is located in Zichron Moshe. On Moshe Khagiz St. A block from Mayanot, the Chabad place. I believe it's primarily Hebrew language but there's a chaburah in English. ...
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Part time yeshiva in New York

You can maintain such an academic schedule while learning in a semicha program (rabbinic ordination) at*: Yeshiva University; Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) Kollel L'Horaah Ohr ...
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Tuition obligation during corona crisis

See https://www.halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Halachot_Related_to_Coronavirus#Laid_off_Workers_Because_of_Corona Rabbi Zylberman on yutorah. Mordechai b"m 343 writes that if there's a decree ...
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History of the Mir Yeshiva

We have already seen Lester Eckman's book mentioned in the comments above and that it was largely based upon the lengthy 1956 article (in Hebrew) which appears in pp. 87-132 of: ישיבת מיר - הרב יוסף ד....
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What is the Yeshiva Shel Maala?

Ramban writes the following in Sha'ar Hag'mul of his Torat Ha'adam: שכר הנפשות וקיומם בעולם הנשמות נקרא לרבותינו גן עדן, ופעמים קורין אותו עליה וישיבה של מעלה The reward for souls, and their ...
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"Cheating" on a test

When I was in Yeshiva, a world renowned Posek* had a Q&A session with us, and the question came up regarding if you know that a teacher takes test questions from some online question bank if you'...
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When did the custom of Be'in HaZemanim begin in the yeshivah world?

Rabbi Belsky a'h once said in shiur that the source forBein HaZmanim is found in the words of Rava in Brachos 35b:  א''ל רבא לרבנן במטותא מינייכו ביומי ניסן וביומי תשרי לא תתחזו קמאי כי היכי דלא ...
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Which are the "Yeshivish Masechtos"?

In Lubavitch, the cycle is Kiddushin, Bava Metzia, Shabbos, Gittin, Bava Basra, Kesuvos, Bava Kamma, Pesachim, Kesuvos (in that order). All focusing on the first chapter, except Kesuvos focusing on ...
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Part time yeshiva in New York

You can check out Ohr Yisroel in Brooklyn. You can get Semicha and an MBA under one roof.
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Dayanus taught at the 770 Central Yeshiva

Orach Chaim: Krias Sefer Torah, Netilas Yodaim, Betzias Hapas, Brachos Shebiseudah, Mayim Achronim, Birkas Hamazon, Birkas Hapeiros, Seder Birkas Hanehenin, Shabbos and Eiruvin. Yoreh Deah: Melicha, ...
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How long to get "good" at gemara?

I understand your question, but at the same time I need you to understand that it's basically impossible to know since I don't know you. Though, it's always a good idea to look at what Chazal (Sages) ...
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Experience Learning in the Mir Yeshiva

Didn't learn specifically in his shiur but: 1 - People have a set place to learn/set place to sit in shiur, but new people might have to fight for a spot. 2 - From what I've heard it's pretty basic ...
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