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Dreidel Lessons
By: Rivka C. Berman, Contributor
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Judaism is full of examples where spiritual meaning is read into everyday objects, Shabbat candles for example. Similarly, dreidels have had many different interpretations read into them.

The Nun, Gimmel, Hey, Shin, the four Hebrew letters found on the dreidel sides, classically have been understood as an acronym for "Nes gadol haya sham," a great miracle happened there.

In Israel, where a dreidel is known as a sevivon, Hebrew for top, the sides are inscribed with a altered message. "Nes gadol haya POE," a great miracle happened HERE.

Of course, there is much more  about the -- so click below for Mystical Meanings, Modern Mysticism, Jewish Fate, and Battle Against Evil.

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