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Chanukah Jeopardy. 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

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Traditionally, on Chanukah,

we eat foods made in this





The Hebrew term for

potato pancakes



The English name

for sufganiyot



There is a custom of

eating dairy on Chanukah

in honor of this heroine



What landing on Gimel

means when playing dreidel



The English meaning of

“Nes Gadol Haya Sham” –

what the letters

on the dreidel stand for



What the Jews were really doing

when the Syrian Greeks

saw them playing dreidel



The Hebrew name for dreidel

(yup that’s actually Yiddish)



This Hebrew letter only appears

on a dreidel made in Israel


Pey instead of shin
Pey(instead of Shin)


The length of time the

small amount of oil

found in the Temple lasted



The English definition of “Maccabee”,

the nickname given to the family

who led the revolt



This Helenistic king ordered

that the Second Temple become

a pagan shrine



This is how many years passed

between the outlawing of Jewish practice and the end of the revolt



The year that the Maccabean revolt

Ended, leading to the recapture and cleansing of the Temple in Jerusalem



The name of the candle

used to light the others

on Chanukah



The number of blessings

recited on the first night

of Chanukah





The type of oil used to light

the Ner Tamid (eternal flame)

in the Temple



This is the total number of candles

used during the holiday of Chanukah



The English translation

of the word “Chanukah”



This actor/musician wrote a

Chanukah song about

Jews in Hollywood



The name of the Hebrew month

in which Chanukah begins



What the dreidel is made out of

In the popular children’s song



This Jewish musician shares a name

with the father of the Maccabees



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