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A Martha Stewart Menorah

A Martha Stewart Menorah

Actor Jeff Goldblum joins Martha Stewart in making a manzanita-branch menorah for Hanukkah.

Possibly the most un-Jewish looking menorah ever – but pretty, nonetheless. Still, so out of left field. It’s like you left the house for a few days and asked your Polish farmer neighbor to make you a menorah. You explained, too: needs eight candles, and a spot for another candle, and make it look Jewish…

Martha said you must use a cutting board. Never use a sharp knife on your table.

It’s one of the first things you learn in the big house.


About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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6 Responses to “A Martha Stewart Menorah”

  1. It’s the thought that counts. Right?

  2. Aaron Levi says:

    We as jewish people should be honored that Martha Stewart took the time to craft a menorah .It is not the standard menorah that we are accustomed to but I think it will do the job there aren’t to many tv shows making crafts for jews.so insted of writing what you think is a joke
    of a menorah Do some research to find out how
    many daytime talk shows are making menorahs
    Or even mentioning Hanukkah .the little jab you so cleverly tossed in about the big house was
    very unprofessional and downright mean .many people watch this program and I know I will be receiving at least two of them for Hanukkah gifts.I have crafty friends polish by the way .so this will be my Hanukkah gift to you ………..Get another job writing is not your thing Happy Hanukkah.

  3. Jake Perry says:

    Not a proper menorah so whats the big deal

  4. For years I have been expressing gratitude that Martha Stewart has not seized hold of our holidays.

  5. Someone needs to tell her that all the candles have to be at the same height. It just goes to show that she doesn't have a single observant Jew anywhere on her staff.

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