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A dreidel is a dreidel is a dreidel, right? Four sides, four letters, a point on the bottom, and a stick on top? Not if you ask Rabbi Eliyahu and Mrs. Clary Safran. To them, a dreidel can be a toy, a history lesson, a work of art, a souvenir from an exotic land, a wine bottle, a necklace — or anything at all. Their hundreds of dreidels comprise a stupendous dreidel collection.
Yitzchak Biton, a student at the Tel Aviv School of Industrial Design, created a child-friendly, glow-stick menorah. It has no oil, no wicks, and no fire, but this menorah can burn for eight days — and that’s a real miracle!
Mrs. Frankel bustled around the dining room, adjusting the chairs Ditza had arranged into a proud semicircle. “Do we have enough chairs, Ditza? What about napkins? Have we forgotten anything?” Ditza giggled. “How could we have forgotten anything, Mommy? We’ve been preparing for this party for three weeks already!”