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The dreidel, known in Hebrew as a sevivon, dates back to the time of the Greek-Syrian rule over the Holy Land—which set off the Maccabean revolt that culminated in the Chanukah miracle.
Instructions for the traditional Chanukah spinning-top game
What Is a Dreidel? The classic dreidel is a four-sided spinning top made of wood, plastic, or the proverbial clay. On the four sides of the dreidel appear four letters from the Hebrew alphabet—nun (נ), gimmel (ג), hey (ה), and shin (ש). These four letters...
Playing dreidel (spinning top) is a popular Chanukah custom. Discover layers of meaning in this fun tradition.
"Rebbetzin Tap & Friends"
What does playing dreidel teach us about Chanukah? Learn about the Festival of Lights with Rebbetzin Tap.
By Rabbi Bentzion Milecki
The dreidel tells the story of both the history of the world and its ultimate purpose.
Latkes, donuts & cheese blintzes
Foods, gifts, games, and prayers . . . Learn about Chanukah’s varied customs and traditions.
Each component of a Jewish holiday was put in place in accordance with the particular holiday’s singular message. So, where does that leave the traditional dreidel game?
On Chanukah we play a special game called Dreidel. The Dreidel is a four-sided spinning top, called a “sevivon” in Hebrew
Oh Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I made you out of clay, and the Almighty Himself breathed into you a soul of fire and you in turn tempered in His people a will of steel...
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