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It would be named Oy Toys, wouldn’t it? Lest anyone think we seek out only Christian tastelessness here at Icons and Curiosities, behold, I bring you:


The Basketball Menorah Wood Craft! Sports fans will love will love it, Oy Toys tells us. “Watch as the children transform nine raw wood basketballs into works of art. Easy assembly. Metal cups included as a safety precaution.”

And you want children’s shofars? We’ve got children’s shofars: the 11-inch Shofar at Longest Curvature, for example. Says the description: “Beautiful shofar with excellent sound. No two are exactly alike. Please note that we are unable to accept Shofars for return. This is an authentic shofar. Made in Israel.”

If the 11-inch Shofar at Longest Curvature seems a little beyond your budget at $38, the plastic shofars are only $1.99.

jet-170-2t1“Children will love to prepare for the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah with these fun toy shofars that really work! Assorted colors imprinted with the Hebrew words, Shana Tova Tikateivu, May you be inscribed for a good year. Sound is similar to party horn.”

Something about that “sound is similar to party horn” assures me these are the kind of noisemakers that fathers of every faith are adept at oh-so-accidentally breaking somewhere around the second hour of a holiday.

[Rating: 17/100]

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