A Florida deli plans to build a 15-foot menorah for the first night of Chanukah. Large menorahs are nothing new. Around Bergen County there will be several 9-foot menorahs made out of Legos and other items. But, to borrow a phrase, what makes this menorah different from all other menorahs?
It’s going to be made out of salami.
A Florida newspaper carried the story with the full lowdown on the meaty menorah on Thursday.
Hopefully, they will donate the salami to a food bank and not just let it go to waste. Given the kosher meat shortage, it’s a wonder they’re doing this, though.
In other Chanukah news, The Big Lipowsky is competing in Ma’adan’s Annual Latke-Eating Contest Sunday morning (unless the contest is postponed because of snow). As some may remember, I have missed the prize the past two years. So come on down tomorrow and cheer me on. Rabbi Ephraim Simon of Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County has personally challenged The Big Lipowsky so there is a lot of pride riding on the contest now. It should be lots of fun. Barring a snow delay, the contest is at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Teaneck Pedestrian Plaza on Cedar Lane.