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(ˈxɛdɛr; English ˈheɪdə)
n, pl hadarim (xadaˈriːm)
(Judaism) a variant spelling of cheder


(ˈxeɪ dər, ˈheɪ-)

also cheder

(esp. formerly in E Europe) a private Jewish school for teaching young children the fundamentals of Judaism.
[1880–90; < Yiddish kheyder < Hebrew ḥedher literally, room]
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LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Proving that more is merrier, actor Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) and director Nicholas Peterson (MuM, Dark Mind) turn to crowdsourced funding website Kickstarter to raise funds for a new short film titled "Drained.
But it's to the credit of Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, the brave and victorious stars, and the directorial team of Josh Gordon and Will Speck, that this emerges as a consistently funny and very fresh movie.
Co-star Heder is an excellent comic foil as the shy, sensitive type, who lets people skate all over him.
As ever, Heder plays the geekwhile Ferrell swaggers around as the big-headed buffoon.
NEITHER Will Ferrell nor co-star Jon Heder cover themselves in much glory in Blades of Glory, one of the most ridiculous comedies it has been my misfortune to see for some while.
THE STARS: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Jenna Fischer, Craig T Nelson.
We asked Hamilton, Ferrell, Heder and off-ice co-star Jenna Fischer (from TV's "The Office") about the hard work of making ice skating look silly.
Jon Heder, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jacinda Barrett, Sarah Silverman, Horatio Sanz, Todd Louiso, Matt Walsh.
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Rob Schneider (both from Grandma's Boy) and Jon Heder (from Napoleon Dynamite) as grown-up geeks who decide to get up off the Dencn and go to pat for a bunch of kids who've been bullied.
Directed by newcomer Jared Hess and co-written with his wife Jerusha, both of whom are natives of the small town of Preston where the film is set and was shot, it stars Oregon-born first-time actor Jon Heder as the eponymous hero.