Tag Archives: Hebrew

Dreidel: A Hanukkah Holiday Tradition

Dreidel: A Hanukkah Holiday Tradition

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher “I have a little dreidel, I made it out of clay. And when it’s dry and ready, Oh dreidel, I shall play.” A dreidel or dreidl (known in Hebrew as a sevivon) is a four-sided spinning top and a beloved children’s game played during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. A dreidel […]

Ken's Korner: Researchers discover 3,000-yr.-old alphabet

Ken’s Korner: Researchers discover 3,000-yr.-old alphabet – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A team of American researchers, led by Ron E. Tappy of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, has discovered a 3,000-year-old stone, on which is is written the oldest known version of the Hebrew alphabet. Debris above and below the stone confirm it dates to […]