devar torah, dvar torah
- a brief teaching from Jewish sources [lit. "a word of torah"], "A short speech" (JPS)
- "Amanda will give a d'var torah this Shabbos."
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Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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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