nintha, on Dec 13 2009, 10:58 PM, said:
Thanks, Natman8000 I would really like to hear about where it comes from and its significance and a vase full of dreidels,
a weird prize but it's still a good one.
Prateek, The tip is actually this peice
The dreidel comes from (or so I have been taught) from the time when the greek-Syrians put decrees over the Jewish people, and many Jews hid. To past the time, they made this game called dreidel. It works this way- (the four hebrew letter)gimmel equals the full pot, the hay equals the half, shin is you give in some of your own, and nun is nothing. Most people use chocolate coins, but a few people use money. you can play for a long time if you dont eat all the coins! I forgot to mention that the letters stand for what means in english- a big miracle happened there. In israel it has a phay instead of a shin. phay stands for here. the vase was a guess how many are inside kind of thing, there were about 120.