Month: November 2012

Cyber Monday is Here at Only Kosher Candy!

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The big day of the year has arrived and we, at Only Kosher Candy, are ready to ship out your order.  Place your order for your hannukah party today – and don’t forget to enter coupon code ‘Cyber’ for an additional 10% off our already low prices.  And to make your party even sweeter, free shipping on orders over $40.

So whether you are looking for dreidels or chocolate chanuka gelt, know that you are getting the best deal for your buck at Only Kosher Candy!

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Chanuka Lighting Sale

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Time to light up the night with our chanukah candle and olive oil kits.  We are offering 10% OFF our hanukkah Gelled Olive Oil kits and traditional colored candles.

Ever wonder why every kit comes with 44 pieces?  Because on the first night of chanuka we light one light and add one for every night – which equals 44 lights!

Outlandish Dreidels

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Worlds Most Expensive Dreidel

World's Most Expensive DreidelThis diamond studded dreidel was specially made for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Dreidels are an ancient jewish spinning top that is used during the holiday of Hanukkah. The diamond studded dreidel is made of.96 carats of diamonds, hand-set in platinum and the diamonds are graded G/H in color and VS2/SI1 in clarity . The price? A mere $1,800!

What do Chocolate Coins have to do with Chanukah?

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Chocolate Chanuka Gelt

Hanukkah coins, or ‘Chanukah Gelt‘ (in Yiddish) refers to money as well as chocolate coins given to Jewish children on the festival of Hanukkah.

The custom dates back to the seventeenth-century practice of Polish Jewry giving money to their small children for distribution to their teachers. In time, money was also given to children to keep for themselves. Teen-age boys soon came in for their share.

According to popular legend, this practice has its roots in the miraculous victory of the Maccabees over the ancient Greeks. In celebration of their victory, the Hasmoneans minted national coins.

Parents often give children chocolate coins to play dreidel with. In terms of actual gelt (money), parents and grandparents or other relatives may give sums of money as an official Hanukkah gift. According to a survey done in 2006, 74 percent of parents in Israel give their children Chanukah coins

In Chasidic communities, the Rebbes distribute coins to those who visit them during Hanukkah. Chasidic Jews consider this to be an auspicious blessing from the Rebbe, and a segulah for success. The amount is usually in small coins.