n. "Excommunication; ostracism" (Yiddish).
"Early in their history, all Hasidim were put in cherem by the rabbinic establishment of the time."
"If he is really guilty of fraud he should be put into cherem." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb חרם khérem, Yiddish חרם khéyrem
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
herem, kheyrem, kherem
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