Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Schlep of the Magi (2014): Miracles Abound

The Magi stop to behold 
yet another great miracle.*

*"A dreidel has one Hebrew letter on each side. Outside of Israel, those letters are: נ (Nun), ג (Gimmel), ה (Hay) and ש (Shin), which stand for the Hebrew phrase "Nes Gadol Haya Sham." This phrase means "A great miracle happened there [in Israel]."After the State of Israel was founded in 1948 the Hebrew letters were changed for dreidels used in Israel. They became: נ (Nun), ג (Gimmel), ה (Hay) and פ (Pey), which stand for the Hebrew phrase "Nes Gadol Haya Po." This means "A great miracle happened here."The miracle referred to in both versions of the Hebrew phrase is the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight days instead of one." From: What Is a Dreidel?


Lynda said...

How appropriate that the Magi should stop to reflect on this miracle on their way to visit the Christ child! We should do that more frequently.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Chanukah to you and the wise guys!