Let’s just say, the Mensch On A Bench has been everywhere! We’ve spotted him all over, from fishing out of a fish bowl to even on TV on Shark Tank. And yes, we’ve even spotted him on a bench.
This new holiday tradition comes from a successful Kickstarter campaign that appeared on the hit television show, Shark Tank. After some exposure, the Mensch became a hit!
For those not familiar with the saying, a Mensch is a Yiddish word for an honorable person or in American dialogue, “a stand-up guy.” The Mensch in focus is Moshe and he is similar to the other holiday tradition, The Elf On A Shelf, where he comes with a book and travels everywhere! In his story, the book follows Moshe who educates the readers about the eight rules to follow during Hanukkah.
Just like with The Elf On A Shelf, this Mensch On A Bench can be bought and used by anyone. “The product is designed for young Jewish families,” the Mensch On A Bench creators Neal and Erin Hoffman said on their Kickstarter page, “but is a great introduction to Hanukkah for those not of the Jewish faith.”
Here are some of the places the Mensch on A Bench has visited, all captured by some equally great mensches. We can’t wait to play dreidel with him!
All Photos Via Instagram/TheMenschOnABench