Dreidel

Dreidel: the Holy of Holies.

Hanukkah menorah is a game of numbers. The name of the game is dreidel, and the number of the game is 45.



The square and star symbol on the front cover of Leningrad Codex is a Jewish Ludo game (a variant of the Indian game pachisi) played during the Jewish feast of Hanukkah. The game is the 45 (dreidel).

Dreidel (also dreidl) is symbolic of love shared during the eight days of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

When placed in front of a mirror, 45 is 54. The object (45), the mirror, and the image (54) are related by the fraction 45/54. Where, 45 is the game, / is the mirror, and 54 is the image.

Dreidel Namkha board.


Chanukah (the eight-branched menorah) is a magic cube equal to 54. The ninth lamp (Samash) used for lighting the eight main lamps is a hexagram equal to 6 (six sides). The six sides are the six square faces of the cube known as the Holy of Holies. The cube is dreidel.

Lighting the eight lamps is distributing Shamash to the other eight lamps, such that Chanukah is equal to 54 (love).

Shamash = 6 (hexagram)

Number of lamps in Chanukah = 9

9 x Shamash = 9 x 6
                        = 54
Dreidel endless knot board.


In 2-D, a magic cube is a magic square. Dreidel is a 3x3x3 magic cube corresponding to a 3x3 magic square.

Magic cube Sudoku equal to 54.

The magic cube is a type of Rubik's Cube called Sudoku. Each square facet in a Sudoku has nine small squares, such that the six square facets are equal to 54 small squares.


Lighting the Hanukkiah is revealing the dreidel (the cube) through the knowledge of Rubik's cube.

When lit, the cube is a bright star in the form of a hexagram. The star is the servant of the LORD.

Chanukah magic lamp.


The nine small squares per square facet of a Rubik's cube are the nine lamps in Hanukkiah.

Lo Shu Square showing
the nine lamps.


Hanukkiah is Lo Shu square in which the nine lamps are the nine small squares. The sum of the nine small squares is equal to 45.

Nine small squares (9 lamps): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Sum = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9
         = 45

Dreidel is a dice placed on a lampstand. The dice itself is the cube known as the Holy of Holies. The tokens placed on the four corners constitute Lo Shu square in which the center pot is equal to 5.

Dreidel is the Omphalos. Since the cube is the hexagram representing Israel, Dreidel is the holy holy.

And since the holy city (the holy of holies) is a game (dreidel), the new Jerusalem is about fun, leisure, amusement, entertainment and play on the day of God's rest.

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