Round Shaped Dreidel from Aluminium.
Aprox. 4,5 cm Diameter
Made in Israel
Sevivon- a Hanukkah Jewish folklore item -
- is the Hebrew name for a Dreidel.
A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side - Nun, Gimmel, Heh and Shin. Outside of Israel, the letters stand for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham - "
A Great Miracle Happened There." In the Land of Israel, a Pey is in place of the Shin, meaning Nes Gadol Hayah Po - "A Great Miracle Happened Here".
The mentioned miracle happened in the year 165 BC, in the days of the
Maccabim, after the second Temple was defiled by ancient Greece. There was
a need for pure olive oil to light the Menorah in the Temple. The amount of pure
oil was for one day, but the oil lasted for eight days of light - it was a miracle.
Some Kabballah students read the dreidel as a comment on the struggle between the rational, physical, and spiritual forces within everyone:
NUN – stands for Nefesh = soul
GIMMEL – stands for Guf = body
HEY - stands for Hakol = all
SHIN – stands for Sechel = mind
The sevivon and its shape is a source of inspiration for stories, songs, games, decorations and art objects.