Tachlit

June 21, 2006

[f., pl. “Tachlitot”]; aim, purpose, end; as in, “One of the “tachlitot,” or purposes, of studying the Torah, is to make a person proficient in the performance of the “Mitzvot,” the Commands, of the Torah.

Another current connotation of the word is that Orthodox boys and girls will tend not to “go out” together for casual friendship, but rather only for “tachlit,” for the serious purpose of exploring the possibility of marriage.