less common spelling of heder

: an elementary Jewish school in which children are taught to read the Torah and other books in Hebrew

Examples of cheder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kecel had no yeshiva, so Menahem gained an elementary knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish law and ritual at a cheder, a Jewish primary school. Joseph Berger, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2022

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“Cheder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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