Brass Ivy Pattern Dreidel
Brushed brass is incised in an elegant ivy pattern, with leaves and background hand painted with a sky blue enamel, this dreidel is both a beautiful decorative keepsake and a fully functional, classic children's toy.
The dreidel is a spinning top used in a traditional Chanukkah game of the same name using both the top and chocolate coins. The top is spun and allowed to stop on it's own, falling with one of four sides angled down. Each side has a Hebrew letter inscribed on it.
a "nun", which is the abbreviation for "nes" meaning miracle
a "gimmel", which is the abbreviation for "gadol" meaning great
a "hey", which is the abbreviation for "haya" meaning occurred
a "shin", which is the abbreviation for "sham" meaning over there
The four sides tell the story of Hanukkah - a great miracle occurred over there, meaning in Judea. If the top falls on the "nun", nothing happens. If it falls on the "gimmel" the spinner gets the entire pot of coins. If it falls on the "hey" the spinner gets half of the pot. If it falls on the "shin", the spinner pays into the pot. The winner is the one who manages to accumulate all the chocolate coins.
Dreidel measures 2" square by 1.5" tall and comes with a circular brass stand.
Handmade in Israel