"The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle." — Robert Altinger —
Tonight at sundown, Hanukkah begins. Also known as the "Feast of Dedication" or the "Holiday of Lights", Hanukkah is an eight-night celebration commemorating the Maccabees rededicating their temple in Jerusalem. The story goes, that they only had enough oil to light their candelabrum for one night, but miraculously the oil lasted for eight. Modern observances of Hanukkah involve lighting the menorah, saying special prayers, having a party, playing games, and eating food fried in oil. The most famous of these games is Sevivon or "Dreidel". Sevivon is a basic gambling game, often played with chocolate coins or "Gelt" instead of actual money.