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cheder

[khey-duh r; English khey-der, hey-] /ˈxeɪ dər; English ˈxeɪ dər, ˈheɪ-/
noun, plural chadarim
[khuh-dah-rim] /xəˈdɑ rɪm/ (Show IPA).
English, cheders. Yiddish.
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  • He does not go to "cheder" any more, nor does he wish to learn anything at home.

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

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  • And many more wonderful things Abramtzig tells from the "cheder."

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

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  • When you came home from 'cheder' you were more dead than alive.

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  • Leibel bent his head, lowered his eyes, and went off to "cheder."

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  • Why is it that when I come from "cheder," and do not find Busie I cannot eat?

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  • I mean that we are to pretend to be ill, so that we shall not have to go to 'cheder.'

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  • He loves the sun, and the Rebbe hangs his caftan across the window, and the cheder is darkened, so that it oppresses the soul.

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  • We went home from "cheder" that evening lively, joyful, and singing.

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British Dictionary definitions for cheder

cheder

/ˈxɛdɛr; English ˈheɪdə/
noun (Judaism) (pl) chadarim (xadaˈriːm), (English) cheders
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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