Groggers (also spelled graggers) or in Hebrew ra'ashanim simply mean - noisemakers.
However, they do have a special importance during the holiday of Purim. When the
megillah (scroll of Esther) is read we make noise with groggers every time Haman's
name is mentioned to scorn him and his deeds. We say "Boo Haman" with
this noise and rejoyce in celebrating. Our groggers come in several shapes, they
are made of wood and plastic any one of these noisemakers will bring to life one
of the oldest Purim traditions. They are also great addition for mishloach manot.
I am an elementary music teacher and always include lessons about Hanukkah in my classes. I had lost my dreidels that I used with my students and wanted to replace them quickly without a large shippin...