Saturday, 16 January 2021
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Learn Hebrew - Hanukkah Words

Hebrew - English wordsheet with transliterations

Hanukkah - חנוכה

English Transliteration Hebrew
Candle Ner  נר
Doughnut Sufganiya  סופגניה
Festival Hag  חג
Hanukkah Menorah Hanukkiah  חנוכייה
Macabbees HaMakabim  המכבים
Miracle Nes  נס
Oil Shemen  שמן
Olive Oil Shemen zayit  שמן זית
Potato Latke Le'viva  לביבה
Spinning top
Sivivon  סביבון


Hanukkah Customs

In the Diaspora, the Hebrew letters nun, gimel, hay, and shin are inscribed on the four sides of the spinning top (Dreidel - Yiddish). They are the first letters of the words "Nes gadol hayah sham" which means "A great miracle happened there.  In Israel however, dreidels are inscribed nun, gimel, hay, pay for "Nes gadol hayah poh" meaning "A great miracle happened here."


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