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- The portions of the Torah containing the curses the Israelites will incur if they do not follow the commandments (Lev. 26 and Deut. 28)
- Rebuke, or corrections, for one's behavior, particularly as it pertains to Jewish practice.
- "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
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
The portions of the Torah containing these curses are often read quietly and in a hushed voice.
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