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Why Hanukkah gelt?

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Published: 17 December 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Gelt-y pleasures for all ages – Diane Heiman – Moment Magazine 2016 Nov-Dec
Money may not be part of the Hanukkah narrative, but it was connected to the military triumph: following the Maccabees’ success, the king of Syria declared for the first time that Jews had the right to mint their own coins. Includes recipe for chocolate Hanukkah gelt – use Fair Trade chocolate!

And see: It’s that time of year again! December 10, 2016


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