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What is Dreidel? Hanukkah popular children’s game

A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side. It is used during Hanukkah to play a popular children’s game that involves spinning the dreidel and betting on which Hebrew letter will be showing when the dreidel stops spinning.

What is Dreidel?Children usually play for a pot of gelt, which are chocolate coins covered in gold colored tin foil, but they can also play for candy, nuts, raisins – anything really!

Dreidel is a Yiddish word that comes from the German word “drehen,” which means “to turn”. In Hebrew the dreidel is called a “sevivon,” which comes from the root “savov” and also means “to turn”.

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