Elephant Dreidel


This dreidel has four elephants surround the forlorn and overturned helmet of Eleazar, one of the leaders of the Maccabian revolt against the Greeks. Eleazar is known for having killed the elephant that carried the Greek king in battle, saving his people.

As the dreidel spins the outline of the helmet in accentuated while the images of the elephants are completely blurred, alluding to the decline of the Greek empire and the rise the Jewish nation. At the end of the spin the elephants’ tails strike the floor with a repetitive sound, symbolizing the chaos of war. When the dreidel falls onto its side, one of the four words: nes, gadol, haya, and po (a great miracle happened here) will be seen on the side of the elephant facing up.

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Materials: Gold plate on sterling silver

Size: 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 3 3/8″