|Project by Martin Svaabeck||posted 01-20-2010 05:41 AM||1421 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
These Items, I made, as a Reunion Gift, for a very Old & Dear Friend, from My School Days, whom I have just found & visited, after an absence of 60 years. They are “Dreidels”, engraved with Hebrew Letters, nun, gimmel, simmel & hay, to symbolise the phrase, “A great miracle happened there”. This refers to a remarkable occurrence during the reclaiming of the ancient Temple Jerusalem, when a single day`s supply of Temple`s oil burned for eight days. Traditionally, during Hanukkah, children have played a game of chance with the Toy and small coins, small sweets, or candles. Each of the Letters of the Dreidel signifies a gain or loss. All items as pictured, are made from Cedar & Tasmanian Oak. It was a fitting Gift as it was “Miracle” that I found my Friend, after all the years of searching for Him.