Chanukah Jeopardy
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Traditionally, on Chanukah,
we eat foods made in this
Oil
These treats represent the
gold coins once used as
gifts
Gelt
The Hebrew term for
potato pancakes
Latkes
The English name
for sufganiyot
Jelly donuts
There is a custom of
eating dairy on Chanukah
in honor of this heroine
Judith
What landing on Gimel
means when playing dreidel
Get the whole pot
The English meaning of
“Nes Gadol Haya Sham” –
what the letters
on the dreidel stand for
A Great Miracle Happened There
What the Jews were really doing
when the Syrian Greeks
saw them playing dreidel
Studying Torah
The Hebrew name for dreidel
(yup that’s actually Yiddish)
Sivivon
This Hebrew letter only appears
on a dreidel made in Israel
Pey
(instead of Shin)
The length of time the
small amount of oil
found in the Temple lasted
Eight Days
The English definition of “Maccabee”,
the nickname given to the family
who led the revolt
Hammer
This Helenistic king ordered
that the Second Temple become
a pagan shrine
Antiochus
This is how many years passed
between the outlawing of
Jewish practice and the end of
the revolt
Three Years
The year that the Maccabean revolt
Ended, leading to the recapture
and cleansing of the Temple in
Jerusalem
165 BCE
The name of the candle
used to light the others
on Chanukah
Shamash
The number of blessings
recited on the first night
of Chanukah
Three
This is the direction we
light the candles
on Chanukah
From left to right
The type of oil used to light
the Ner Tamid (eternal flame)
in the Temple
Olive Oil
This is the total number of candles
used during the holiday of Chanukah
Forty four
The English translation
of the word “Chanukah”
(re)dedication
This actor/musician wrote a
Chanukah song about
Jews in Hollywood
Adam Sandler
The name of the Hebrew month
in which Chanukah begins
Kislev
What the dreidel is made out of
In the popular children’s song
Clay
This Jewish musician shares a name
with the father of the Maccabees
Matisyahu