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The Story of Hanukkah Gelt

Gelt is a Yiddish word which if translated means “money.” Hanukkah gelt is distributed to children during Hanukkah celebrations. Grandparents would usually give gelt in amounts of small coins. In Israel, gelt is known as dmei Hanukkah. Legend has it that the Hasmoneans minted national coins to celebrate their freedom from the ancient Greeks. It […]

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How to Observe Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights has a number of traditions observed by Jews. These traditions add more meaning to the celebration of Hanukkah. A Menorah is lit on every night of Hanukkah in remembrance of the ancient Jews’ victory over the Syrians. Light the Shamash (center candle) on the first night of […]

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Hanukkah Card Games

Publisher: Crocodile Creek Three decks of colorful playing cards are a fun and educational way to celebrate Hanukkah: Go Fish (Hanukkah words), Crazy 8’s (numbers), and Rummy (colors). All cards are in Hebrew and English with Hebrew transliteration. Extra cards in each deck with rules, Hanukkah story, Hebrew pronunciation, and supplemental information. 32-page full-color Hanukkah […]

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