Definitions

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  • n. An elementary school for Jewish children, teaching basic Judaism and Hebrew.

Etymologies

From Hebrew חדר ("room"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Our sense of personal past is necessarily impoverished if we see only the partially-accurate picture of the boys in cheder, men in Yeshivas, holy mystics, and bearded businessmen, philosophers, and doctors.

    New Words for a New Year—Rabbi Leonard Gordon's Sermon

  • April 10th, 2009 11: 15am stanley Jerusalem - sorry about my punctuation it was learned in a tyre repair shop next to the cheder, unt der rebbe nisht sprechen da lingo.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • In fact, many of the faculty had been brought up in homes rich in Eastern European Jewish culture: they knew Yiddish, ate the traditional East European foods, and went to "cheder."

    The Chicago Blog: Borscht belt with a PhD

  • True, the greater portion of the Jews of Kief still held tenaciously to their prejudices, absolutely refusing to learn anything not taught at the _cheder_.

    Rabbi and Priest A Story

  • How happy, how joyful, had this season been, when, after the termination of the Bible studies at the _cheder_, their father had taken them for a long walk through the fields and in his own crude way had spoken of the beauties of Nature and of the wisdom and beneficence of the Creator.

    Rabbi and Priest A Story

  • At the age of five, the Jewish lad was sent to _cheder_ and his young years devoted to the study of the Bible.

    Rabbi and Priest A Story

  • Shall he waste his precious years helping his father teach _cheder_?

    Rabbi and Priest A Story

  • Talmud he knew very little, having preferred to play with his gentile friends to wasting his hours in the _cheder_.

    Rabbi and Priest A Story

  • "We were fond of each other as children, when he first began his lessons at _cheder_," replied the girl, earnestly; "but it was only recently that he declared his love."

    Rabbi and Priest A Story

  • I saw a vast cavern, quite as large as the cheder nebilin, full of people, who seemed to be engaged in decorating it.

    A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

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  • Definition:Comes A traditional Jewish religous school for boys.

    Yiddish word, comes from Hebrew cheder which means room.

    rhymes with Raider
    CH is guttural as in Bach anx Loch

    October 10, 2009

  • var. of heder

    February 23, 2007