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Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #17843] Thu, 16 September 2010 10:18 UTC Go to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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My Dreidel (or teetotum) in WSF arrived earlier this morning.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/teetotum/teetotum-1.jpg
http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/teetotum/teetotum-2.jpg
http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/teetotum/teetotum-3.jpg

It came out better than I expected and works a treat - youtube video

I'll be painting it with Gold Pebeo Vitrail paint later Smile
Re: Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #17856 is a reply to message #17843 ] Thu, 16 September 2010 15:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice! Is that Hebrew?


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Re: Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #17863 is a reply to message #17856 ] Thu, 16 September 2010 15:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Smile and yes it is hebrew, not sure what style though, I just looked in google for some font images that would suit the piece.

There's more about Dreidel & the Teetotum on wikipediea
Re: Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #17868 is a reply to message #17843 ] Thu, 16 September 2010 17:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great design!
Did you know ... the Hebrew letters are different for a Dreidel outside of Israel and in Israel

Meaning of the Hebrew Letters

A dreidel has one Hebrew letter on each side. Outside of Israel, those letters are: נ (Nun), ג (Gimmel), ה (Hay) and ש (Shin), which stand for the Hebrew phrase "Nes Gadol Haya Sham." This phrase means "A great miracle happened there [in Israel]."

After the State of Israel was founded in 1948 the Hebrew letters were changed for dreidels used in Israel. They became: נ (Nun), ג (Gimmel), ה (Hay) and פ (Pey), which stand for the Hebrew phrase "Nes Gadol Haya Po." This means "A great miracle happened here."


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Re: Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #17870 is a reply to message #17868 ] Thu, 16 September 2010 17:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, yes I did read about the variations, and decided to go with the traditional Jewish meaning & symbols.
Re: Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #17886 is a reply to message #17843 ] Thu, 16 September 2010 18:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I made a Simple Dreidel a while ago too, mostly to practice a little more 3D design. Not so nice or clever as yours, but it was a start. I'm trying to think of particularly neat variations for it. In particular, I wonder if I can find/make a font of the Hebrew letters as they looked in the time of the Hasmoneans. At that time they were already using letters that looked more or less like the modern Hebrew letters (but stylistically different), but the Hasmoneans, in their coinage and other engravings, also brought back the use of the older Paleo-Hebrew (Ktav Ivri) script, as a sort of nationalistic statement, so maybe I should use those.

(My daughter suggested I make one with Samaritan-style letters, since I have done a lot of work with Samaritan Hebrew and have a font for that. I'd thought of that possibility, but doing it would either be irrelevant or actively backwards and possibly offensive, since the Samaritan community was not involved in the incident, and certainly would have wanted no part of a war dedicated to cleansing the Temple in Jerusalem)

Also pondering other ritual Judaica; my parents have a big Judaica collection... Wonder if I can make a really nice mezuza, or a yad...
Re: Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #17901 is a reply to message #17886 ] Thu, 16 September 2010 19:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This would make a good yad...

Now what a raised Lutheran boy is doing knowing what a yad is I don't have a good answer for you.

[Updated on: Thu, 16 September 2010 20:14 UTC]

Re: Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #17903 is a reply to message #17901 ] Thu, 16 September 2010 19:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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gumball wrote on Thu, 16 September 2010 19:52

This would make a good yad...


Indeed it would; that's what I thought of when I first saw it also.
Re: Dreidel - Rings & Pipes [message #18006 is a reply to message #17903 ] Sat, 18 September 2010 09:19 UTC Go to previous message
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Update.

I've now painted the Dreidel with Gold Pebeo Vitrail paint and here's the result.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/teetotum/teetotum-gold-4.jpg

 
   
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