Artist Puts a Spin on the Dreidel

Ceramicist Eran Grebler has been creating bespoke version of every Jewish child's favorite spinning toy for more than 30 years. Don't be surprised, though, if his versions seem a bit unfamiliar.

Dreidels have a special place in the iconography of Hanukkah. The little spinning top with the four Hebrew characters celebrates the miracle that took place in Israel, and stands (or wobbles) as an unmistakably Jewish symbol of the Festival of Lights.