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heder

[khey-duh r; English khey-der, -hey-] /ˈxeɪ dər; English ˈxeɪ dər, -ˈheɪ-/
noun, plural hadarim
[khuh-dah-rim] /xəˈdɑ rɪm/ (Show IPA).
English, heders. Yiddish.
1.
(especially in Europe) a private Jewish elementary school for teaching children Hebrew, Bible, and the fundamentals of Judaism.
2.
(in the U.S.) Talmud Torah (def 2).
Also, cheder.
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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

heder

/ˈxɛdɛr; English ˈheɪdə/
noun (pl) hadarim (xadaˈriːm)
1.
a variant spelling of cheder
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