Top 10 Dreidels from Israel for Hanukkah 2023
Dreidels are a classic Hanukkah item and part of a traditional holiday game that's been beloved by Jewish children and adults alike for generations. Hanukkah dreidels are often adorned with four Hebrew letters: Nun, Gimmel, Hey, and Shin, which form an acronym for the phrase, Nes Gadol Haya Sham – meaning, “a great miracle happened there” – referring to the miracle of Hanukkah that happened in Jerusalem in the Land of Israel. Many Israeli-made dreidels have a Peh instead of a Shin, to stand for Nes Gadol Haya Po – “a great miracle happened here.” Wherever you live, either version will remind you of Jerusalem and the miracle of the Festival of Lights!
We have dozens of fun dreidels from Israeli designers for every budget and style, both traditional and modern, from simple and classic to the most elaborate and artistic. These artistic dreidels are not just for kids' play, but also make for beautiful, eye-catching centerpieces for your holiday table and wonderful, traditional Hanukkah gifts.
So bring Hanukkah 2023 to life and get the whole family excited with these festive dreidels from the Land of Israel!
1. Traditional Handcrafted Sterling Silver Dreidel with Filigree Design
Add a unique blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern luxury to your Hanukkah celebrations with this intricate sterling silver dreidel from Yemenite-Israeli artist Shoham Simchi. Handmade in a Jerusalem-area workshop according to traditional Middle Eastern methods, this beautiful piece features a carousel theme, a traditional filigree design, and the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, peh representing the phrase Nes Gadol Haya Po – "A Great Miracle Happened Here," with here referring to Jerusalem. A beautiful way to add an Israeli connection to your holiday!
2. Pomegranate & Floral Pattern Metal Dreidel (Choice of Colors)
Made by famous Israeli designer Yair Emanuel, this festive dual-colored metal dreidel features a pomegranate-floral cut-out pattern and is available in a choice of seven different vibrant colors. It comes with its own matching stand, so that it can be easily displayed in your home while not in use in a game.
3. Israel Museum Brass Replica Dreidel
This elegant brass dreidel from Jerusalem's Israel Museum is a replica of an early 20th century dreidel created by the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem. It was made especially for Jews in the diaspora, featuring the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, shin for the phrase Nes Gadol Haya Sham – "A Great Miracle Happened There," referring to the Land of Israel. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity and a description of its historical background. Connect with your Jewish heritage and your love of Israel with this classic and historical piece of Judaica!
4. Set of 6 Jerusalem Nickel Dreidels with Gemstones
Make it a festive Hanukkah for the entire family with this set of 6 adorable dreidels from the Land of Israel! Each dreidel in the matching set is made of nickel that's engraved with depictions of the Old City of Jerusalem and a brick motif reminiscent of the Western Wall, along with the traditional Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, pey. They're also adorned with colorful Swarovski crystals, for that extra festive touch that everyone at your Hanukkah table will love.
5. Silver Plated Jerusalem Dreidel with Swarovski Crystals
Add a special Jerusalem motif to your holiday celebrations with this silver plated Hanukkah dreidel made by Israeli workshop Danon. It features a beautiful engraved Jerusalem landscape, along with Swarovski crystal accents - in your choice of blue or multi-colored stones - and the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, peh. A stylish and meaningful way to remember the miracle of Hanukkah that happened in Jerusalem!
6. Handcrafted Filigree Sterling Silver Dreidel with Klezmer Violinist
Masterfully hand-crafted from sterling silver by Jerusalem-area artisan Shoham Simchi, this stunning filigree design sterling silver dreidel combines traditional Yemenite craftsmanship with an Eastern European Hasidic design by featuring a klezmer violinist on top, along with the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, peh adorning the base. This gorgeous piece will be both a fun toy for all ages and a treasured family keepsake for years to come!
7. Anodized Aluminum Double Spiral Dreidel (Choice of Colors)
This unique piece from Israeli artist Adi Sidler is actually two interlocked spiral dreidels, made out of stylish anodized aluminum. Available in multiple color combinations and featuring laser-cut Hebrew letters, the dreidels come with a chic aluminum base and can be played with individually or locked together while not in use. Bring a modern twist to your holidays and give an unforgettable Hanukkah gift to your loved ones with this contemporary yet festive Israeli-made piece!
8. Gilded Brass Dreidel Replica by the Israel Museum
Another gorgeous historic reproduction by the Israel Museum is this festive gilded brass dreidel that's sure to become a beloved centerpiece at your Hanukkah 2023 celebrations! Made from gilded brass, this magnificent dreidel is a replica of one that was designed by the Jerusalem-based Bezalel Art School for Diaspora Jewish communities in the early 20th century. This historic, traditional Hanukkah gift comes with a certificate of authenticity and an explanation of its significance by the Israel Museum.
9. Silver Plated Dreidel with Star of David Motif
Show your Jewish pride this Hanukkah with this Star of David silver plated dreidel from Israeli artisan workshop Danon! Combining traditional and contemporary influences with masterful craftsmanship, this piece is sure to be a beloved holiday item for years to come. And with its Hebrew letters nun, gimel, hey, peh, it will always remind you of "the great miracle that happened here."
10. Anodized Aluminum Amorphous Dreidel (Choice of Colors)
Check out this stylish, modern take on the classic dreidel from Israeli designer Adi Sidler! Made out of laser cut anodized aluminum and available in nine different beautiful, rich colors, it will bring fun to your Hanukkah celebrations and a chic sense of style - while at the same time harkening back to tradition and the miracle that happened in Jerusalem with the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, peh.
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