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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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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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