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cheder

[khey-duhr; English khey-der, hey-]
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noun, plural cha·da·rim [khuh-dah-rim] /xəˈdɑ rɪm/, English che·ders. Yiddish.
  1. heder.
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Historical Examples

  • And that was how it came about that there were two parties at "Reb" Yankel's "Cheder."

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    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • On the one side was the whole "Cheder," on the other Getzel.

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    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • The "Cheder" was full of noise and tumult and shouting that reached to the sky.

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    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • The "Cheder" is not far away, in the next house, that is to say, in the next room.

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  • I was reminded of it all the year round by the boys at "Cheder."

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British Dictionary definitions for cheder

cheder

heder

noun plural chadarim (xadaˈriːm) or English cheders Judaism
  1. (in Western countries) elementary religious education classes, usually outside normal school hours
  2. more traditionally, a full-time elementary religious school
  3. informal a place of corrective instruction; prison

Word Origin

literally: room
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