Zlateh the Goat Setting & Symbolism

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Fool's Paradise

The fool's paradise is a place of seeming tranquility and peace. Appearances can be deceiving, however, and paradise quickly becomes boring, as there is no time, no day, no night, nothing to do, and no visitors. Additionally, the food in paradise is monotonously repetitive. The fool's paradise is the epitome of getting what one wishes for only to discover what one wished for is not particularly appealing.

Dreidel

A dreidel is a four-sided top. Each side of the dreidel is marked with a letter. In one popular Hanukkah game, children spin a dreidel and either win money from or pay money to a common bank depending upon the letter that is displayed, when the dreidel stops spinning.

Hanukkah Money

Hanukkah money, or gelt, is the money used as part of the game of dreidel played by children on Hanukkah. The money was traditionally genuine coin, but...

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