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A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top, played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Each side of the dreidel bears a letter of the Hebrew alphabet: Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin, which together form the acronym for " (Nes Gadol Hayah Sham – "a great miracle happened there"). These letters also form a mnemonic for the rules of a gambling game played with a dreidel: Nun stands for the Yiddish word nisht ("nothing"), Hei stands for halb ("half"), Gimel for gants ("all"), and Shin for shtel ayn.

2 1/4"H x 5 1/4"W

3.8 oz.

JCC/$30. 10/2012
"Dreidel" Sold