Hanukkah 2014 - Dreidel Explained!

Hanukkah 2014 begins the night of December 16th and concludes December 24th. ManSocks wants to celebrate with you! With our beautifully designed Dreidel and Menorah sock you can roll gants in style. You may not know as much about the dreidel as you thought. I sure didn't. Below the Image is an explanation of the Dreidel as defined by WikiPedia. Before you read on; we want to invite you to take advantage of the 2014 Hanukkah Sale! If you purchase two or more pairs of socks before December 16th you can get 40% off with the code Dreidel. 
The Dreidel explained by WikiPedia: Each side of the dreidel bears a letter of the Hebrew alphabet: נ (Nun), ג (Gimel), ה (Hei), ש (Shin), which together form the acronym for "נס גדול היה שם" (Nes Gadol Hayah Sham – "a great miracle happened there"). These letters also form a mnemonic for the rules of a gambling game played with a dreidel: Nun stands for the Yiddish word nisht ("nothing"), Hei stands for halb ("half"), Gimel for gants ("all"), 

and Shin for shtel ayn ("put in"). In Israel, the fourth side of most dreidels is inscribed with the letter פ (Pei), rendering the acronym, נסגדול היה פה, Nes Gadol Hayah Poh—"A great miracle happened here" referring to the miracle occurring in the land of Israel. Some stores in Haredi neighborhoods sell the ש dreidels.

According to Jewish tradition, when the Jews were in caves learning Torah, hiding from the Seleucids, dreidel became a popular game to play. Legend has it that whenever the teacher heard the Seleucids soldiers approaching, he would instruct the children to hide their Torah scrolls and take out their dreidels instead.

 

 

Don't forget the promo code Dreidel to get yourself 40% off these amazing socks before the start of Hanukkah. 


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