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D’var Torah Bank

Find examples, ideas, and resources, below, to help you write a d’var Torah for your next USY event.

General Tips

There are several different ways to approach writing a d’var Torah.

  • The first and most important thing is to start with the text. What is the story or lesson this parsha is telling? Identify the narrative so that it makes sense to you
  • Then remember, the Torah is a living and breathing document that applies to our modern lives in many ways, so there is no one correct way to interpret it. In fact, there are an endless number of ways to approach the text
    • Can you draw parallels to larger current themes?
    • Your personal life?
    • Your Jewish identity?
  • You can even get creative and draw your interpretation of the story or record a video d’var. Whatever route you choose, find a way to deliver your d’var Torah so that your audience can connect with it

For more tips, read this piece by Elie Schwartz z”l  a former USYer.

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