The dreidel is a four-sided spinning top which is used for a gambling game during Hanukkah. On each side, a Hebrew letter is marked. The four Hebrew letters are: Nun, Gimel, Hey, and Shin. These letters are an acronym for “Nes Gadol Hayah Sham” – “A great miracle happened there,” celebrating the miracle of the burning oil. Based off what letter the spinner stops on, a different amount of “gelt” (money or chocolate coins) is gambled away. While playing dreidel, we remember the great miracle that happened to the Jews.