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  • Binghamton U. students say they’re the top dreidel spinners [VIDEO]

    December 11, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Jewish students at Binghamton University in upstate New York say they have documentation to prove that they broke the Guinness World Record for dreidel spinning.

    Some 749 dreidels were spun simultaneously for at least 10 seconds Monday night at the Chabad Center for Jewish...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Dec. 27- Jan. 2: Hot Rod Chanukah, Moroccan New Years Eve

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    December 26, 2008 | 6:02 pm

    SAT | DECEMBER 27

    (CHANUKAH BASH)
    The week has been loaded with holiday merrymaking, but if you've got a drop of energy left, you'll want to make it last all night long at the Hot Rod Chanukah Party hosted by The Jewish Federation's Young Leadership Division and Birthright Israel...
  • VIDEO: Guinness Book great dreidel spin in Santa Monica

    By Jay Firestone

    December 26, 2008 | 1:42 pm

    Can The Santa Monica Synagogue break the Guinness Book of World Record’s record for most simultaneous dreidel spins? 

    We go to Simcha Monica to report .  .  .

  • VideoJew’s Eight days of Chanukah candle lighting - Day 5: Adam, the dreidel wiz

    By Jay Firestone

    December 8, 2007 | 11:23 am

    What’s Chanukah without a little dreidel? Better than mario kart or guitar hero, dreidel is not only fun, but its a game about equality…because it requires absolutely no skill at all - everyone’s on the same level.  I learned, however that the classic game can be pretty boring.  That’s why I sat down with Jewish Joural Senior Editor Adam Wills, a dreidel expert.  Together we learned basic play along with a new game…upside-down dreidel. 

    After the game, as always come light the Chanukah candles with us.

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  • MUSIC VIDEO: Kenny Ellis—‘Swingin’ Dreidel’

    December 14, 2006 | 10:34 pm

    Kenny Ellis sings his hit single from his ‘Hanukkah Swings!’ album on Favored Nations Records—swingingest ‘Dreidel Song’ ever

  • He makes unique dreidels, and he makes them out of clay

    By Sarah Price Brown

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In a gallery carved into a stone wall amid the ancient ruins of Caesarea, Eran Grebler sits at a potter's wheel shaping clay dreidels.

    Outside, tourists explore the old amphitheater, temple and residential quarters of this Israeli city built by King Herod the Great in 30 B.C.E....

  • The Greatest Game

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    We sat at my sister-in-law's kitchen table, 11 of us from three generations of my husband's family, absorbed by a wicked game of dreidel on the fifth night of Chanukah, howling with abandon and anticipation at each seemingly endless spin. My 10-year-old daughter, the youngest...

  • Spectator - Once Upon a Menorah

    By Tom Tugend

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A three-foot dancing dreidel and a visiting Holocaust survivor recall the ageless tales from a fresh perspective, when PBS station KCET airs "Chanukah Stories" on Dec. 24 and 25.

    The heroes of the animated film, "Moishe's Miracle," is 8-year-old Zackary Maccabee, known as Zak Mak to...

  • Through God’s Eyes

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    We call it the Festival of Lights, but Chanukah starts in a very dark place.

    It begins with two stories, each very serious. One

    tells of a severely outnumbered band of Jews who fought a powerful enemy for religious freedom.

    And there's the other, even more painful tale of Jew...

  • Chanukah Rights

    By Amy Klein

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up, I was one of the few children that did not receive Chanukah presents. My family gave gelt, the money that children traditionally receive on the holiday while gambling over the game of dreidel, the spinning top.

    My parents wanted to make the holiday as different from...

  • A Great Party Happened Here

    By Linda Morel

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Entertaining is a lot like gardening," Linda Burghardt said. "You can't make mistakes."

    In other words, no matter what you do, it's OK.

    Just as each combination of flowers produces a different garden, each approach to party planning results in a unique gathering. Through these...

  • Eight Crazy Delights

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    1. No Nostalgia for Waxing

    This Chanukah, there is no more scraping, boiling water, melting with a hair dryer or freezing to remove wax drippings from your menorah because Wax-Off prevents wax from sticking to any candle-holder surface. Visit www.wax-off.net...

  • Happy Chanukah!

    By Abby Gilad

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Happy Chanukah! It's time for presents, gelt, latkes and sufganiyot (doughnuts). It's also time to light candles. Here is a thought for Chanukah: a little bit of oil produced eight days of light. Today, we should think of other ways to make energy last longer. If we can conserve...

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