Etched Pewter Dreidels
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Artistry with fun.
The dreidel is a spinning top used in a traditional Hanukkah 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 facing up. 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 with the "nun" showing, 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.
Handmade entirely out of pewter, with either an etched Deco pattern or overlapping radial patterns. Both have raised Hebrew letters, solid and well balanced construction, and a lacquered finish to protect it for many years of enjoyment. Measures 1.5" square by 2" tall, weighs 4 ounces. Choking hazard - for children 7+.
Made in Pennsylvania