10: Explanation of Chanukah gelt, "The San Bernardino County Sun," December 9, 1978.
This definition of Chanukah gelt was part of a larger feature on “The Symbols of Hanukkah,” explaining the holiday to the readership of a local newspaper in San Bernardino, California.
Suggested Activity: Discuss the following questions with your students: What relationship does this definition have to Isaac Rivkind’s definition of the term, found in resource 1 of this kit? What does this tell you about how new expressions of Jewish tradition become standardized over time? Invite your students to write and illustrate their own definition of the term “Chanukah gelt” for broader audiences who may be unfamiliar with the tradition.
Source: “The Symbols of Hanukkah,” The San Bernardino County Sun, December 9, 1978, 33.