The dreidel, a compact four-sided spinning top, displays a Hebrew letter on each face: Nun (miracle), Gimel (great), Hay (happened), and Shin (there). These letters collectively form the acronym "Nes Gadol Hayah Sham," signifying "a great miracle happened there." During Hanukkah, families engage in a delightful tradition of playing dreidel for chocolate gelt. This custom harks back to an ancient legend from the time of the Maccabees when Jewish children were forbidden from studying the Torah. To continue their learning in secret, the children would conceal their books and opt for the spinning tops whenever Greek soldiers passed by.