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Hanukkah Ponies by PixelKitties Hanukkah Ponies by PixelKitties
I'm getting later and later with my Saturday submissions! It didn't help that I am battling the flu to a coughing, aching, stuffy-head feverish standstill at the moment!

Anyhoo, have some Hanukkah goodness with Rarity and Sweetie Belle being taken to the Dreidel cleaners by Pinkie Pie. I made this for the Equestria Daily banner contest, so if Derpy Clause is especially coherent and checks my list twice, this might show up sometime around Hanukkah (That's Dec 20-28 for all you gentiles out there!)

In case you're not familiar, when playing Dreidel, it's customary to make bets with little chocolate coins called Gelt. When you spin the Dreidel, and if it lands on a certain symbol known as Gimel, you win the entire pot in one go! It's sort of like rolling Nat 20s in D&D, except more delicious.

Pinkie Pie seems to be either extraordinarily good at playing Dreidel, or she's utilizing the power of her Pinkie Sense to cheat. Either way, Rarity is not amused!
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:iconpsychopathgod1984:
PsychopathGod1984 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Ah... Dreidel the exact reason the Jewish Child stays in the faith cause you can't gamble at Christmas!
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:iconcatavenger:
CatAvenger Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... Rainbow and Scoots aren't there...
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:iconjlipper:
Jlipper Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
XD
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:iconbysthedragon:
Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd have expected Twilight to be jewish!
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:iconagirl3003:
Agirl3003 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
hehe my mom reminded me its the first night to <3
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:iconpineycreek:
PineyCreek Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pinkie and Rarity are Jewish. I learn something new everyday.
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:iconfluttershywriter:
fluttershywriter Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
lol this is hilarious! nicely done!
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:iconpaperdragon300:
PaperDragon300 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
:O are you Jewish too?
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:iconbelievebeluga:
BelieveBeluga Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I had a little dreidle
I made it out of clay
I weighted it a little
to always land on Hay!

(true story)
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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:iconnicolushka:
nicolushka Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yum!
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:iconmountainlygon:
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Isn't it kinda shooting yourself in the hoof to eat your winnings as quickly as you earn them?
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:iconmadman12000:
madman12000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Rarity - "That... that was my life savings!"
Pinkie - "Double or nothing for the shop?"
Sweetie - "Sis, you have a problem!"
Rarity - "Only if you take my sister too."
Pinkie - "Deal."
Sweetie "... :("
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:iconbysthedragon:
Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
You know the coins are chocolate right?
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:iconpixelkitties:
PixelKitties Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure that's exactly the way this is going to play out!
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:icondruds:
Druds Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Well never met a jewish vrony before YAY DIFERCITY (damm delxia lwt me spell right!!)
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Sandwich-Anomaly Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pinkie is cheating, when it involves a massive amount of sweets she always cheats. or hax...



:icondrhaxplz::iconsaysplz:HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAXXXX...





wait, theyre jewish?
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:iconkickit6:
kickit6 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Artist
love it
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:iconfinalgamer:
FinalGamer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
XD first time I seen anything Jewish with MLP and oh my god it's adorable.

...I can kinda see Rarity and Sweetie Belle as Jewish yes...made all the funnier with their parents' accents.

"Now Rarity dontchoo get yer hooves in a twist, he's just a putz, an' he's a shlimazl fer not treatin' you right, I betcha!"
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Crimenatus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Alright, after this I'm always playing Black Jack on Christmas.
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:iconcrimenatus:
Crimenatus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Alright, after reading this I'm always playing Black Jack at Christmas.
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dragonlega Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
yay a jewish pony artist. first i saw this mean an instant watch of you
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TheOrangeFactor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh oh. I think Pinkie's gonna be booted out.
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:iconhucklberri:
Hucklberri Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
so thats what that is
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MauEvig Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How cute! :) Dreidel does sound like fun to play. I'm actually from jewish descent myself, but most of my family consists of Christians. I think it would be fun to incorporate the traditions into my own celebrating. ^^

I'm also a pony fan and this is very well done. ^^ I shall be faving this. Happy Hannukah!
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musicssound Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Just awesome. The spirit is genius, even without the understanding. And I think that you just can't win this type of thing against Pinkie. It's like the 35 games of Tic Tac Toe in Dragonshy, Rarity doesn't stand a chance. That much energy in one place can't lose, by rules of the universe.
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PlanetaryGenocide Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I lol'd. This was the best EqD Banner yet
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WinterKirby Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
We had a Hanukkah party at school (because Christmas parties are too mainstream =3)

I was Pinkie.
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Summer30 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Lol, Rarity is never amused.
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Ace-of-Trades Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Aww, what the "hey".

Nun'shin's goin' mah way.

Aw man. Too easy! A great miracle happened in this comment!
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supersonic3225 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
GIMEL is what. does it mean happy or joy etc. I don't know what that word is. GIMEL
But anyways Merry Christmas to you.
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Ace-of-Trades Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Gimel is a letter. It is the first letter of "Gadol" when on a dreidel, which literally translates to "great" or "big".

However, in this circumstance, it specifically calls for winning the pot in this Hanukkah game! So, she is calling it out because that's what the Dreidel landed on. AND SHE WON ALL THE CHOCOLATE!

I hope this clears up the confusion. And have a Merry Christmas!!
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supersonic3225 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No offense but are you jewish?
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:iconace-of-trades:
Ace-of-Trades Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Also, if the answer wasn't obvious, yes. I am.
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:iconace-of-trades:
Ace-of-Trades Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Oh of course. No offense taken.
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DearestLeader Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Funny
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dwreanpony Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
unfortunately, one of rarity's plentiful REAL coins fell into the mix, and pinkie ate it in a gelt eating frenzy
pinkie learned a lesson in gluttony that day... and the next day
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Mc-Squiggle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
AAwwwww :(
i wanna hug Sweetie Belle <3
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:icongwalla:
gwalla Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
LOL, poor Sweetie Belle.
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Inky-Lee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sweetie Belle's face is so heartbreaking haha! Beautiful job! I love that Menorah design!
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knightcommander Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That dreidel is loaded lol
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drake-rex Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Poor Sweetie Belle XD
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I love your "Hanukkah Ponies" series because even though I'm not Jewish, I have celebrated Hanukkah with my former roommate back in 2009, who WAS Jewish. I celebrated with him and his other Jewish friends, and it was one of the best holiday seasons I've ever had in recent years.

Also, LOL at Pinkie eating all the gelt.
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DearestLeader Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is great! Thanks for explaining the driedel game to us gentiles. Sounds like a fun way to celebrate my favorite jew's alleged birthday ... Rabbi Jesus of course. Funny thing: the only dreidel I ever saw was at a Catholic Christian's house. Nice to have Hannukah overlapping Christmas this year. May you have eight wonderful nights, whilst I have just one ...
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knightcommander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've heard of Jewish converts to Catholicism keeping some of their cultural traditions going. Sort of a reminder of where they came from, I suppose.
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Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Jewish Pinkie... oddly makes sense.
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Dreidel dreidel dreidel, I made you out of clay. Dreidel dreidel dreidel, with dreidel I shall play.

Second verse, same as the first!
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RinellaWasHere Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Writer
I love Sweetie Belle's "Ah, bullshit!" face. My little brother's taken the whole pot three years in a row, and it never begins to make sense.
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Pinkie! :nuu:
You are gonna make Sweetie Belle cry QnQ
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:iconflowtail:
Flowtail Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
She could also be saying "GIMMIE!"
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