kherem, kheyrem, herem
- "excommunication; ostracism" (Yiddish)
- "Early in their history, all Hasidim were put in cherem by the rabbinic establishment of the time."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb חרם khérem, Yiddish חרם khéyrem
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
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