Dreidel Silver Hammered & embossed designs with 4 River stones & 8 Elat stones


Dreidel Silver Hammered & embossed designs with 4 River stones & 8 Elat stones

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Dreidel Silver Hammered & embossed designs with 4 River stones & 8 Elat stones:
$1800.00


Handmade Chanukah Dreidel Silver Hammered. Chanukah Dreidel Silver Hammered & embossed designs. Set with 4 River stones & 8 Elat stones. Made by S. Ghatan (Katan).

Dimension diameter 7.4 cm X 6.5 cm approximately.

Dimension 7.1 cm X 9.6 cm approximately.

Dreidel History

Each side of dreidel has a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.נ‬( Nun),ג‬( Gimel),ה‬ (Hei),ש‬( Shin). An abbreviation of the famous phrase “נסגדולהיהשם‬” (NesGadolHayahSham– “a great miracle happened there”). These letters rules of a gambling game played with a dreidel in Yiddish . Nun stands for the Yiddishwordnisht(“nothing”). Hei stands forhalb(“half”). Gimel forgants(“all”). Shin forshtel ayn(“put in”). In Israel, the fourth side of most dreidels is written with the letterפ‬( Pei) instead. It is the A great miracle happenedhere“, referring to the miracle occurring in the Land of Israel.

The Greeks imposed restricting laws against Jewish religion which set off the Maccabean revolt that led to the Chanukah miracle & revolt. LearningTorahwas outlawed by the enemy, a “crime” that deserves death. That is why Jewish children hid in caves in order to study the Torah. Thedreidelsevivon, started at the time the Greek were ruling over the Holy Land. Whenever Greek patrol would approach, the children pull out their tops and pretend to be playing an innocent game.

Nowadays , Dreidel is not only children ‘s game but has developed into collectors of Jewish culture & history. There are a wide variety of skilled Judaica silversmith creating unusual dreidels in original designs and materials. One of those silversmith is S. Ghatan Katan from Jerusalem. Most of S. Ghatan dreidels are one of a kind. You can see his original dreidels in this site in silver or brass or copper Dreidels and start your own dreidel collection

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Dreidel Silver Hammered & embossed designs with 4 River stones & 8 Elat stones:
$1800.00

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