tochecha (TOE-cheh-chuh) listen


  • n. The portions of the Torah containing the curses the Israelites will incur if they do not follow the commandments (Lev. 26 and Deut. 28).

  • n. Rebuke, or corrections, for one's behavior, particularly as it pertains to Jewish practice.

Example Sentences

  • "This week's parsha has the tochacha. Does anyone know how to read it? Trying to assign Torah readers."

  • "When giving tochacha, make sure that the person is able and willing to listen to you."

  • "I got quite the tochacha from her yesterday."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • Hebrew תוכחה 'tokhecha,' rebuke.

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

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  • The portions of the Torah containing these curses are often read quietly and in a hushed voice.

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