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Scouts break dreidel record

World biggest Hanukkah spinner unveiled in Ramat Gan ceremony

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Scouts in Ramat Gan unveil the world's largest dreidel during a 2014 Hanukkah ceremony (photo credit: Anat Sudai Alaloof)
Scouts in Ramat Gan unveil the world's largest dreidel during a 2014 Hanukkah ceremony (photo credit: Anat Sudai Alaloof)

Scouts in Ramat Gan broke a Guinness record Tuesday night when they unveiled the world’s largest dreidel at a Hanukkah ceremony.

The top stands at 6 meters tall, beating the previous record by a half meter. Almost 100 scouts worked over the past month to build the dreidel, which was made out of green and recycled materials.

The dreidel was released to the public at Ramat Gan’s Rambam Square, in an event attended by 3,000 Israel scouts.

The students completed their traditional torch-bearing march before the ceremony, arriving at the square from four different directions.

The project was initiated by the students and the municipality. The scouts asked Ramat Gan residents for design proposals, and chose from among dozens of submissions.

“I am sure that the biggest dreidel in the world will serve its purpose and will bring a big smile on the face of hundreds of thousands of Israeli who will come to see it with their own eyes,” said Israel Scouts Secretary-General Gal Ben-Simol.

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