Definition of cheder in English:
noun (plural chedarim /-ˈdɑːrɪm/, cheders)
A school for Jewish children in which Hebrew and religious knowledge are taught.
- Religious education was once taught in a heder, an eastern European elementary school for boys.
- Klausner was born near Vilna in 1874 and began his education in a traditional Jewish heder, or schoolhouse.
- I remember this; when I was about nine or ten, and fervent into my Jewish education (I used to go to extra cheder (Hebrew school) on Tuesday, just because I wanted to), I took Yom Kippur very seriously.
late 19th century: from Hebrew ḥeḏer 'room'.
Definition of cheder in:
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