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Six things You Didn't Know About Dreidels

As we roll down that long road to Hanukkah, today's post is dedicated to dreidel trivia. Did you know:

Dreidel is a variation of Teetotum, a popular gambling game when the Roman Empire ruled Israel. The rules were the same, only the letters changed. It's unknown whether the Jewish version originated during Roman times or much later, because the game was popular throughout Europe for a very long time.

The world's largest dreidel was 18 feet tall and made out of recycled materials. It had to be hoisted upright by a small crane and it took three...


One Latke Recipe You Must Try

Last year we stumbled across an amazing latke recipe. Then we found an EVEN BETTER one!

Try it now as a warm up for Hanukkah or wait until December. Doesn't matter to us, we just sell shirts.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
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    One Thing You Need for Hanukkah -- All Over!

    November's rolling along. Next stop? Hanukkah!

    Men, boys, get our Hanukkah Bling shirt and wear it all over town. Sharp graphics and a soft feel so you can bling, bling, bling for 8 crazy nights. 

    PS -- while you're snagging your all-over shirt, get a little something for her:

     


    Halloween Shmalloween. Where's Hanukkah?

    October 31 means Halloween. Or Day of the Dead, if you prefer. 

    As Proud Jews, we'll cut some holes in a bed sheet, toss it on our head, and grab some treats--but we're really thinking about Hanukkah!!!

    It comes early this year (December 2) but we're gearing up. Less than five weeks to go! 

    We'll feature our Hanukkah selection on our landing page soon. Meanwhile, you know where to find us.

     


    Two Ideas for October 2018

    Simchat Torah is finished. Did you enjoy it?

    Hope so, because October is pretty barren for Jewish holidays. Other than the Israeli Yom Ha'Aliyah, we're just biding our time until Hanukkah.

    What can we do?

    Two things:

    1. Chiiiiiill. Take it easy. Maybe camp out somewhere? Stroll in the woods? Take in a football game? 

    2. Visit family. The weather's ideal for traveling--not too hot, not too cold, no chance of snow. Your bubbie misses you!

     

    Whatever you do, enjoy it. Happy October!