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Chanukah Gelt: (Heb. Yiddish, lit. "Chanukah money"); Money gifts given on Chanukah
Chanukah Money Gifts
During Chanukah it is customary to give gelt (money) to children, so that we can teach them to give some of it to charity...
Reasons for giving Chanukah gifts
On Chanukah we give the children gelt. Why?
This is not a holiday of splurging and materialism, but one of teaching our children how fortunate we have been, and how to help those less fortunate than ourselves...
I am having a very hard time, as the holidays approach, with teaching my children the beauty of Chanukah and not having them see it as a Jewish x‑mas. I know it has become somewhat of a tradition to give children gifts during Chanukah, but is this really ...
A Chanukah debate
Chanukah has always posed a particular challenge for Jewish parents because it arrives around the same time as a certain secular holiday that is surrounded by an inordinate amount of music, lights and action...
But honestly, is there any real difference between the rest of the world and us? They give presents, we give cash. So what?
Latkes, donuts & cheese blintzes
Foods, gifts, games, and prayers . . . Learn about Chanukah’s varied customs and traditions.
Often parents give their children Chanukah Gelt (money) on Chanukah.
It is an age-old custom to distribute gifts of Chanukah gelt ("Chanukah money") to children on Chanukah. (It was the custom of the rebbes of Chabad-Lubavitch to give Chanukah gelt to their children and other family members on the fourth or fifth night of ...
December 2, 1988 · 23 Kislev, 5749
Chanukah Money for the Children
Why we give children money, known as Chanukah gelt, to spend as they wish.
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