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Are you having a Gimmel day? (It's been a while, eh?) Or perhaps a Shin moment? (That one doesn't require any explanation…) But did you ever ponder the fact that all four letters are faces of the same Dreidel?
The common reason is that the simple little top was used during the Chanukah era to preserve Judaism.
It is customary to play dreidel—a game played with a spinning top inscribed with the Hebrew letters Nun, Gimmel, Hei and Shin, which spell the phrase Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, "a great miracle happened there." (It is said that when the Greeks forbade the stud...
There are two holidays on which we spin. The Chanukah dreidel is spun from above. Purim's gragger is turned from below...
Discover a mystical spin on the four Hebrew letters of the dreidel that represent “a great miracle happened there” and how they allude to four different types of exile.
Built with help from a local contractor, the top stands 25 feet tall and actually spins
After two weeks of sawing, hammering, painting and puttering, the children of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hebrew Academy Community School in Margate, Fla., stepped back to enjoy the towering sight of the world’s largest dreidel. Measuring a little more than 25 f...
It seems that every year the dreidel-makers try to outdo themselves.
A Shmuel Kunda Story
An imaginative, unbelievable tale about a Chanukah dreidel that had the letter "gimmel" on every side!
Effort to top the dreidel world record draws crowd of 900 to Chanukah festivities
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