What is Chanukah Gelt?
History of Original Non-Chocolate Chanukah Gelt
"Gelt" is Yiddish for "money".
all began in the 17's century Europe when it became customary for parents
to give small sums of money to their kids to donate to their teachers.
Thus students learned how to give charity in light of commemorating the
events of Chanukah.
eventually the kids also wanted to keep some money for themselves (surprise!).
Chanukah gelt became to be both a donation to commemorate the Holiday
of Lights and a gift to children.
in the days it started as a gift of small coins, however, now there
is no "cap" on the gift amount. Although, many Rabbis still
recommend just coin gifts, where appropriate, to remain true to the
Chanukah Gelt is given to children after lighting the menorah.
The children should be encouraged to give charity from a portion of
is Chocolate Chanukah Gelt?
gelt is a beautiful custom that adds to the children's happiness and festive
spirit. In the beginning of 20th century one of the American confectionary manufacturers came up with the idea
of making Chanukah Gelt from chocolate. They made the first Chocolate
wrapped coins specifically for Chanukah.
is really wonderful. There is no real money involved, yet it gives adults
an opportunity to give the children a positive reinforcement for exemplary
behavior, such as diligence in their studies, and acts of charity.
today's world a few coins may not really be appropriate as a donation
to one's teacher. Chocolate Coins, on the other hand, will be enjoyed
without any doubt. Have some chocolate gelt and share with your
teachers and friends. Chocolate gelt symbolizes the tradition of
giving Charity to commemorate the Great Miracle of Light.
sweet chocolate gelt is a reminder of the great victory of Maccabees while
the shiny foil reflects the light of Chanukah candles burning bright throughout
the centuries. Chanukah gelt is a fun and meaningful way to connect with
events that took place a long time ago.
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You can also use chocolate gelt
to play a customary dreidel game one of Chanukah nights.
Gelt and Dreidels Combo is a great Chanukah starter.
Gelt and Dreidels Combo
If 100 is too much and one is not enough this is a perfect deal
for you. This package is great for a party: A mesh bag of chocolate
coins made in Israel and a dreidels per person. 24 mesh bags of
chocolate gelt in a box plus 25 plastic dreidels.
Chanukah is a special time to give money to charity.
Chanukah Gelt comes in handy so that children can give charity from
their own money.