Sometimes it just feels like life is all nun and shin but no gimel. This is especially true during heated games of dreidel during Chanukah. Rabbi Simcha Weinstein (@rabbisimcha) of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights shares his double secret super dreidel powers:
Chabad.edu: Welcome to “Extreme Sports: Jewish Style.” I’ll leave the suicidal skateboarding to the kids. Being a rabbi, I’m more of a dreidel blackbelt!
While they aren’t as transformative as the Kabbalah or as lucrative as a lottery win, I’m uniquely qualified to reveal to you another very powerful secret of the universe: the Upside Down Dreidel Spin.
This is the bubbie of all spins, but in the spirit of Chanukah, remember: just as the oil in the temple burned for eight days, a great dreidel player must cultivate patience and perseverance in order to master this move.