The Dreidels is a spinning top used by children to play a game during the holiday of Hannukah. It is a four sided top with each of the four sides showing the separate Hebrew letters "Nun," "Gimel," "Hay," and "Shin." It is believed that these letters are used because theyfrom the first letters from the phrase: "Nes Gadol Hayah Sham" or "A Great Miracle Happened There." Fun and functional, our dreidels are bound to make the perfect desk, mantle or counter top adornment for all year round.
About the artist:
Gary Rosenthal has been sculpting in welded metals for over 25 years. Together
with a team of talented craftspeople he has created one of the most popular and
unique lines of Judaic art in the country. By combining copper, brass and steel
with brillant fused glass, the Gary Rosenthal Collection has a contemporary
style rooted in tradition. His inspiration comes from the rich history of the
Jewish people which tells us it's a blessing, a mitzvah, to make beautiful,
Work from this collection has been presented to Presidents from Carter to
Clinton and celebrities as varied as Bette Midler, John Travolta and Tony
Randall. Rosenthal's collection can be found throughout the worlds many fine
galleries, private collections, and the following museum shops: Smithsonian's
Renwick Gallery, Corning Museum of Glass, American Craft Museum, B'nai B'rith
Museum, The Jewish Museum, Skirball Museum of Culture, and the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts.