Editorial Review

The Washington Post

Cover: The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story

“After a dreidel-maker’s workshop is closed for the night, the letters that make up the four sides of a dreidel talk among themselves. The ‘nuns,’ ‘heys’ and ‘shins’ aren’t happy because the ‘gimels’ are always the ones the players want, because players who spin a gimel get all the winnings for that round. One of the letters suggests hiding the gimels so the dreidel-maker won’t be able to use them. The shopkeeper explains the history behind dreidels to his apprentice, who has suggested they not make any dreidels. He tells him: ‘Every Nun, Gimel, Hey, and Shin has an important job to do. We must find the missing Gimels!’ The last double-page spread shows a family happily playing a game of dreidel — with all the letters intact.” – The Washington Post

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