The letters on the dreidels spell "Happy Hanukkah" in Hebrew. Natalie is spinning a giant dreidel, and modeling a menorah hat. Sufganiot (Hanukkah donuts) are in the backdrop on the right.
Natalie is spinning a giant dreidel...
OK. IANAMOT. So stupid goy question here. But my Israeli friends tell me that Hannukah is viewed as "Jewish Christmas," a made-up American holiday, in Israel. But my Israeli friends are what one might call "Conservadox/UTJ". So I don't know if this is a factor.
Chanukah as a major holiday, as a "Jewish Christmas," is a made-up American holiday to make Jewish kids feel better about being left out of the whole Christmas spectacle. The notion that it's an important holiday, significant to Jews in the way Christmas is significant to Christians, is a made-up American thing. ...
"Happy Hanukkah From Israel!"
"Chanukah is more than just a minor holiday in Israel" [...]
"Some pagan Nordic mid-winter traditional celebrations featured girls wearing candle headpieces."
Were the candles lighted? Bit dangerous. Their hair could catch fire.
See The Ref. (I recommend it regardless, but it does have a brief, entertaining demonstration of that ritual.)
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