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.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Hebrew תוכחה 'tokhecha,' rebuke.
- 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
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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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