These are bullet points I have collected with cute ideas about particular simchas. They will require creativity to integrate with your Dvar Torah. Good luck and Mazel Tov!
If you have cute one-liners to share, get in touch.
Select the simcha:
- Judaism is a brotherhood. It’s members consisted of Moshe, king David, the Chafetz Chaim, the people in the room, and now, the bar mitzva too.
- The first use of something in the Torah explains how it is used in all other cases. At Pidyon Haben we bless; זה קטן, גדול יהיה – “this small one, may he become great”. The first instances of the words קטן/גדול in the Torah are in reference to the great and lesser luminaries, the sun and moon. The moon only reflects light, whereas the sun actually produces light. The blessing thus means, that the baby, at the time helpless and reliant on others, should become an independent and great person.