"משחק הסביבון הוא מסורת עתיקה."

Translation:The dreidel game is an ancient tradition.

August 7, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/JewishPolyglot

When the land of Israel was under Seleucid domination, it was originally played to fool the occupying soldiers so they would not detect illegal Torah learning and Mitzvah observance

August 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZakharYah

Source on that?

June 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Shim

This is only one of a few theories, and was probably invented after the fact.

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-origin-of-the-dreidel/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreidel

October 13, 2017
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