Menorah + Thanksgiving = Menurkey

This piece first appeared in The Times of Israel.

Manhattan fourth-grader Asher Weintraub alongside his Menurkey prototype. (Kickstarter screenshot)

Manhattan fourth-grader Asher Weintraub alongside his Menurkey prototype. (Kickstarter screenshot)

The hot holiday trend this winter? Our Hanukkah gelt’s on the Menurkey.

If you’re not familiar with the Menurkey, don’t worry: no one was until a 9-year-old Manhattan boy recently invented it (and trademarked it, too).

With Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapping for the first time ever this year, Asher Weintraub wasn’t going to let the occasion pass without comment. To commemorate the concurrence, the creative, entrepreneurial fourth-grader designed a special ceremonial object — a menorah shaped like a turkey — that American Jews can use to celebrate.

Click here to read more.

© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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