Definition of chacham in English:

chacham

Syllabification: cha·cham
Pronunciation: /KHäˈKHäm
 
/
(also haham /ˈhähəm/)

noun

  • A spiritual leader among Sephardic Jews, or, more generally, a person learned in Jewish law.
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    • And, I believe, with the proper talmid chacham to help one, how could one not be excited to drink their words with thirst?
    • Given all my father and his friends appeared to have invested in my activities, my creeping sense of doubt about my own personal motivations for being such a chacham or know it all when it came to matters of killing started to trouble me.
    • The chacham asks about the details, and our scripted reply is to talk about these specific legalities.

Origin

from Hebrew ḥāḵām 'wise'.

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