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Is there a Jewish source for Chanuka gifts?

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@SimchasTorah - Is he referring to gelt or gifts? – Dave Oct 19 '10 at 3:12
Referring to gifts – Gershon Gold Oct 19 '10 at 17:16

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The Emes Layackov on Shulchan Aruch on Siman 670 Reb Yackov says that Giving gifts on Chanukah is not Chukas Hagoyim it is a Jewish Minhag and they took it from us,The reason is they sent with the children a gift to the Rebbeim and the children got too because they were the shluchim. A much earlier Sefer Chanukas Hatorah a sefer the Magen Avrahom Quotes in Hilchos Chanukah speaks of giving Chanukah GIFTS.

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do you have an exact page/siman in the Chanukas Hatorah ? I would like to look it up. – eramm Nov 27 '14 at 15:52

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