The ‘Menorahment’ Atop The Christmas Tree

This post first appeared as “On Christmas Trees and the ‘Menorahment’ Craze” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

Star of David tree-toppers aren’t necessarily meant for Hanukkah bushes. In fact, they are reportedly favored by both evangelical Christians and intermarried couples looking for just the right thing to place high atop their Christmas trees.

Leave it to Jews to be the ones to come up with the idea of Christmas “menorahments.” The Jerusalem Post reports that Jewish couple Morri and Marina Chowaiki have sold thousands of their Hanukkah Tree Toppers since first putting their patented six-pointed silver stars on Amazon.com in 2009.

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© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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