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The Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide: Mensch on a Bench [GIVEAWAY]

For our last day of the Guide, Shalom Life speaks to Neal Hoffman, creator of the most trending Hanukkah action figure available these days: Moshe the Mensch

By: Daniel Koren
Published: November 20th, 2013 in News » World
The Mensch on a BenchPic: Neal Hoffman

As Kyle Broflovski will tell you, being a Jew on Christmas can be tough, and unbearably lonely.

It can also be particularly daunting when every friend your child has is brandishing an Elf on the Shelf toy. Well loyal Elves, meet your Hanukkah-story-telling Jewish cousin, who adds more 'Funukkah' into Hanukkah: the Mensch on a Bench.

As our favourite of Jewish holidays draws nearer, Shalom Life is proud to continue with our Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide: 8 crazy nights of amazing gift ideas, and 8 crazy nights of free giveaways, poised to make this year's holiday a bit easier, a bit less stressful, and a bit lighter on your wallet.

For a wide selection of interesting, unique, and enjoyable gift ideas, check out Days One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and Seven.

And here we are, Day 8 of our memorable Gift Guide. Over the last week, we've featured a variety of Jewish, and non-Jewish, companies, putting every effort into providing us with the most enjoyable, interesting and beautiful gifts this Hanukkah season. From delicious sweets to hand-crafted menorahs to Shmaltz Brewing memorabilia to Thanksgivukkah-themed T-shirts, we have covered every single gift category that you'll be shopping for this Hanukkah season.

For our final day of the Guide, we searched endlessly to find the most trending, topical, and awesome gift idea available in time for the Holidays. We're now proud to say that we've found it: the amusing, educational, and hilarious Jewish action figure and book set: the Mensch on a Bench.


GIVEAWAY: As part of the Essential Gift Guide, Mensch on a Bench is pleased to offer two Moshe the Mensch sample figures to ONE lucky winner! This is rare memorabilia here, so act fast! To enter, share this story via Facebook and/or Twitter and LIKE both Mensch on a Bench and Shalom Life on Facebook. Then send an email to contests@shalomlife.com with the headline MENSCH. Happy Holidays!

Make sure to check back here tomorrow for more gift ideas and free giveaways as we move forward with our 8-day Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide.

As the official website for the Mensch explains, the Mensch on the Bench tells the story of Moshe the Mensch, who was in the temple with the Maccabees when they won the war against the Greeks. There was only enough oil for one night and everyone was exhausted from the war and wanted to go to sleep. But what if the oil went out while the Jews were sleeping? Moshe volunteered to sit on the bench all night and warn everyone if the oil ran out. What a Mensch!"

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