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Holiday Central > Chanukah > Dreidel
All About the Dreidel (Sevivon)
By: Rivka C. Berman, Contributor
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Aside from ripping open presents, what to do while the chanukiyah candles are burning?  Play dreidel, of course.  Chaunkah is the only Jewish holiday that comes with an officially sponsored game.   

The stocky little spinning top has whirled its beguiling spirals throughout the centuries.  It has become a symbol of the Jewish hope that the Maccabee victory will be revisited with good triumphant over evil once more. 

In Hebrew, the Dreidel is called Sevivon (Se-vi-vohn) 

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Mazor Guide for Chanukah brings you much more about the holiday, its meaning and its traditions... See the links below.

 
     
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