Glossary beginning with D

D'var Torah
A sermon or talk explicating a Jewish text. plural: Divrei Torah Synonyms: Devar Torah
Daven
(Yiddish) Pray; particularly, praying in a traditional manner, mouthing the words of the prayer softly while swaying. Synonyms: davening
Dina
Dina is Jacob's only daughter. She is raped in Genesis 34. Synonyms: Dinah
Dreidl
A 4-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 kind of poker game.