Definition of Cheder

1. Noun. An elementary school for Jewish children, teaching basic Judaism and Hebrew. ¹



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Definition of Cheder

1. heder [n CHADARIM or CHEDERS] - See also: heder

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheder

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checkwork
checky
checquy
chedda
cheddar
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cheddar pink
cheddared
cheddarlike
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cheder (current term)
chederim
cheders
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chee-chee
chee-chees
chee chee
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cheeba
cheechako
cheechakoes
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Literary usage of Cheder

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1. The Jew in London: A Study of Racial Character and Present-day Conditions by Harry Samuel Lewis, Cyril Russell, George E. Arkell (1900)
"(ff) cheder attended by forty pupils taught by one master. About six come for half an hour in the morning, and one or two others come for half an hour at ..."

2. Memoirs of David Blaustein: Educator and Communal Worker by Miriam Umstadter Blaustein (1913)
"I spent most of my time in the cheder. I knew of no long vacations. On Friday afternoon, Saturday forenoon, "Erev Yom-Tov" (the eve of a holyday), ..."

3. The Polish Jew: His Social and Economic Value by Beatrice C. Baskerville (1906)
"Talmud-Tor is practically the same thing as the cheder, except that it is maintained by the Jewish community for the benefit of those children whose parents ..."

4. The Jewish Communal Register of New York City, 1917-1918 by Jewish Community of New York City, Samuel Margoshes (1918)
"In the countries of Europe, the cheder or private school was the normal educational ... Several causes contributed to the degeneration of the cheder. ..."

5. The Immigrant Jew in America by National Liberal Immigration League, Edmund Janes James, Walter Scott Andrews, Oscar R. Flynn, J. R. Paulding (1907)
"The system with which these teachers are acquainted is the old system of the cheder under which the child was expected to devote the whole day to Jewish ..."

6. The Russian Jew in the United States: Studies of Social Conditions in New by Charles Seligman Bernheimer (1905)
"The system with which these teachers are acquainted is the old system of the cheder under which the child was expected to devote the whole day to Jewish ..."

7. Jewish Philanthropy: An Exposition of Principles and Methods of Jewish by Boris David Bogen (1917)
"Most of the children paid their tuition to the cheder,—the private school,—and only ... It is only the elementary cheder and the Talmud Torah that could be ..."

8. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1905)
"It is strange that the same idea should be connected with the south. In the passage in Job ix, 9, we get two words both meaning south. We get cheder and ..."

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