Pronunciation: ( Seph.täl-mOOd' tô-rä'; Ashk. täl'mood tō'ru, -mud; Eng. täl'mud tôr'u, tōr'u, tal'-), [key] Hebrew.
1. (in Europe) a community-supported Jewish elementary school for teaching children Hebrew, Bible, and the fundamentals of Judaism.
2. (in the U.S.) a Jewish religious school for children, holding classes at the end of the secular school day.
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