|devar Torah||(deh-VAHR toh-RAH)|
|d'var Torah||(dvahr TOE-ruh)|
|d'var Torah||(dvahr toh-RAH)|
n. A brief teaching from Jewish sources [lit. "a word of torah"], "A short speech" (JPS).
"Amanda will give a d'var torah this Shabbos."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
devar torah, dvar torah
In liberal Jewish communities, sometimes shortened to just "d'var," as in, "Who is giving the d'var at shul this Shabbos?"
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