N - Nes ... N or nun stands for nisht or nothing. If the dreidel lands on nun, you do nothing.
G - Gadol ... G or gimel stands for ganz or all. Take everything in the middle.
Give yourself 20 Points.
H - Haya ... H or hay stands for halb or half. Take half of what is in the middle plus one if there is an odd number of objects.
Give yourself 5 Points.
S - Sham ... S or shin stands for shtel or put in. Put two objects into the middle.
Take Away 2 Points.
The four letters which appear on the four corners of a dreidel alude to the miracle of Hanukkah. They spell out: Nes (N-miracle), Gadol (G-great), Haya (H-happened) and Sham (S-there, meaning in Israel).
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Copyright © 1997 Loraine Wauer Ferus