Glossary beginning with D
- D'var Torah
A sermon or talk explicating a Jewish text. Plural: Divrei Torah
Lit. Pray (Yiddish)
Particularly, praying in a traditional manner, mouthing the words of the prayer softly while swaying.
A four-sided top bearing the letters "nun," "gimel," "hay," and "shin" for "nes gadol haya sham" - a great miracle happened there. In Israel, dreidels have a "peh" for "po" (here) -- a great miracle happened here. Played with on Chanukah in a gambling game, traditionally using chocolate gelt as the wager.