Happy Hanukkah

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In celebration of Hanukkah we had a friendly dreidel battle and partook in a traditional Hanukkah treat -doughnuts.

Dreidel playing is a fun Hanukkah tradition using a spinning top. We decided to play our own version- where we timed player’s spin and the longest spins won yummy chocolate coins (Hanukkah gelt).

The traditional way to play dreidel -you will need a dreidel and some coins (but you can use anything; buttons, pretzels, or other small easily counted items).  All players begin by placing equal amounts into the “pot.”  Than each person takes a turn spinning the dreidel.

If it lands on:

Dreidel By Staccabees

Nun- get nothing

Gimmel- take the whole pot.

Hay- take half the pot.

Shin- pay two into the pot.

For more fun Hanukkah facts and fun check out the links below:

Wikipedia has a ton of information.

Major League Dreidel Tournament: The Last Night Of Hanukkah Done Right

Leave a comment on this post and be entered in to win a fun Hannukkah surprise. Winner will be announced at sun down. (Ok, the surprise is a BookRenter water bottle. hee hee)

Happy Hanukkah!

19 Responses to Happy Hanukkah

  1. Carrie Murrin says:

    Surprises are awesome :)

  2. Hele Rose says:

    chag channukah sameach!!

    happy channukah in hebrew :)

  3. Assia M says:

    Beautiful!Happy Hanukkah!

  4. Michelle Moore says:

    Is this where we leave a comment?? Happy Hannukah!

  5. Alice Benter says:

    sounds like fun!

  6. Shani Anderson says:

    My mom used to hide Hanukkah presents around the house for me to search for and tell me if I was hot/cold to signify how close I was to them. We used to sing Hanukkah songs, light the menorah, buy gelt, and play with dreidels. She used to make latkes using her Bubbie’s recipe and put apple sauce on them. We don’t do any of those things any more, but I have very fond memories of them.

  7. Lindze says:

    Oh man I want to play! :)

  8. Happy Chanukah! Here is my favorite version of the dreidel song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAobc3F4VDg

  9. m says:

    thanks

  10. Andrew Deel says:

    It’s so nice to see people acknowledging Hanukkah. I always feel left out this time of year. With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we’re often brushed aside. So, thank you for thinking of us :)

    It’s night 2 of Hanukkah and the kiddos …are begging for another round of Latkes. Who am I to disagree. I probably gained 4 pounds from the batch I made last night, but it’s sooo worth it. YUM!

  11. Brenda Cowie says:

    Happy Hannukah! 8 days of gifts and Bible stories

    • Nancy P says:

      Oh, this is so NICE! People rarely consider people of other cultures than the main one people are and celebrate (X-mas) around this time of year and that just brightened my day because I’m jewish! (BTW it is the 2nd night of Hanukah tonight!) Thanks BookRenter for not only renting books out for affordable prices but for being Jewish-friendly as well!

  12. jacqueline viera says:

    happy hannukah!!

  13. Happy Hanukkah, everyone!

  14. Logan says:

    Hanukkah makes me wish I were Jewish.

  15. Hannukah Man says:

    I heard the dreidel competition was rigged

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