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The Mensch on a Bench: A New Hanukkah Family Tradition

doll | book

In the wake of the successful Elf on a Shelf doll and book that encourages children to behave well in the weeks leading up to Christmas comes this Jewish Hanukkah product. As explained on the firm's website, "Mensch on a Bench was created by a Jewish father who wanted to teach his sons about the Jewish holiday while adding new traditions to the family. First came the story of Moshe the Mensch who helped Judah Maccabee at the temple. Moshe played dreidel, loved gelt, and was a true Mensch. Next came the doll which could hold the Shamash candle and watch over the Menorah." The toy's creator, Neal Hoffman, had worked at Hasbro on the G.I. Joe and Transformers lines before being inspired by his son's request for an Elf on a Shelf to produce a suitable alternative.

  • Manufacturer: Monkeybar LLC
  • Material: printed cardboard | printed paper | fabric
  • Origin: China
  • Object ID: 116.5125
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