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'Tis the season of Chanukah misfires - and chastened retailers

 

November 19, 2021

Alma/Emily Burack

Bed, Bath and Beyond quickly pulled a Chanukah pillow that used a Passover phrase.

(JTA) - "Deck the halls with matzo balls"? Chanukah menorahs with 12 candles?

Products with misfired Chanukah messages have been drawing gripes for years, but this year major retailers are responding quickly to customer complaints about Chanukah products they say are culturally inappropriate or misinformed.

It took just one day from when the Instagram account Chanukah Fails posted about Target's Chanukah "Countdown Calendar" before the major retailer changed the product description to "Happy Chanukah Wall Hanging Menorah."

The Instagram account, which is dedicated to pointing out culturally...



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