Spinning the dreidel for Chanukah
A dreidel is a wooden top with four Hebrew letters on it. The basic idea is to spin the top and do whatever the Hebrew letter tells you to do. The letters, Nun, Gimmel, Hey and Shin stand for the saying, “Nes gadol haya sham,” meaning “A great miracle occurred there.”
- Nun. "Nisht" or "nothing." The player does nothing.
- Gimmel. "Gantz" or "everything." The player gets everything in the pot.
- Hey. "Halb" or "half." The player takes half of the pot.
- Shin. "Shtel" or "put in." The player puts one game piece in the pot.
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