The Secret of the Dreidel: A Snapshot of Jewish History

More than a children's game, the little dreidel contains the story of the Jewish people and the history of the whole world.

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Comments (9)

(9) Patricia, November 25, 2021 5:42 PM

Thank you for helping me to understand and appreciate you. Sincerely

(8) Steven Katz, December 13, 2020 2:11 AM

Secret of the dreidel

This is one of the best videos you have ever shown

(7) Chaia Hazan, December 12, 2020 3:26 AM

beautiful revelation

I loved listening to this entirely deeper understanding of the dreidel. Was wonderful, and I must say you are an amazing story teller. But I'm curious, I read the story of Jacobs ladder and saw no mention of the 4 different angels, merely the mention that "angels" ascending and descending. Did you get the information about the angels you spoke of from the Talmud?

(6) Anonymous, December 1, 2020 11:05 PM

Excelente !

(5) Anonymous, November 26, 2020 9:41 PM

Wow, that was some awesome inspiration!

Thank you, I am so grateful for the video, I’ve learned so much!

(4) Shannon White, December 30, 2019 2:20 AM

Really enjoyed the story of the Dreidel . I am an American who happens to have two of these history telling toys. I love how a toy represents such a full story of the Jewish people.

(3) Hinda Sarah, December 29, 2019 7:18 PM

Happy 8th Day Chanukah

Fascinating article. Amazing what we can learn from the little dreidle. Thank you Rabbi Sinclair for enlightening us.

(2) Alexandra Yehudit, December 29, 2019 6:11 PM

Happy Chanukah, dear Jewish nation!

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful video

(1) Anonymous, December 29, 2019 2:22 PM

As Emily Dickinson wrote...

I had a little dreidel
I dropped in the soup
And when poor Daddy had some
Our father chipped a tooth


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