Jewish Alternative to Elf on a Shelf Brings More ‘Funukka to Hanukkah’
Why should the Christian kids have all the fun? Or, more accurately, why shouldn’t Jewish kids have a slightly creepy figure keeping an eye on them during the holidays?
A Massachusetts man has created a holiday alternative to ‘Elf on a Shelf’ for Jewish kids during Hanukkah.
Neal Hoffman tells WBZ-TV in Boston he created “The Mensch on a Bench,” based on the character “Moshe the Mensch” because his son wanted an Elf on a Shelf like his friends.
He then came up with the new tradition so that his son could add some more “Funukka to Hanukkah.”
The Mensch on a Bench tells the religious story of Moshe the Mensch when the Maccabees returned victorious from the war.