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Yesterday I was finally able to visit Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue, and take some photos of the wonderful sights.

This year on Fifth Avenue, there is a special installation of large toys and objects associated with the holidays. Hanukkah took place before Christmas, so let’s begin with a very large dreidel, next to the common sight of a hot dog stand. :-)

A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top, played during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Each side of the dreidel has a different letter from the Hebrew alphabet: nun, gimel, hei, and shin.

Here’s how to play:

Each player begins with an equal number of pieces, usually regular coins or chocolate coins, and each person puts one piece into the center “pot” to start the game.

Players take turns spinning the dreidel. Depending on which side is facing up when it stops spinning, the player whose turn it is gives or takes game pieces from the pot:

-If‎ nun is facing up, the player does nothing.
-If‎ gimel is facing up, the player gets everything in the pot.
-If‎ hei is facing up, the player gets half of the pieces in the pot.
-If‎ shin is facing up, the player adds one of their pieces to the pot.

When a player is out of pieces, they are out of the game.

By the way, the hot dogs are “kosher-style”, but they aren't actually kosher. ;-)

In the WS are two more of the many large objects on Fifth Avenue. Each one lights up after dark.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1976 W: 345 N: 4476] (15930)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-12-28
  • Exposición: f/1.8, 1/13 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-12-29 9:19
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