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People Really, Really Want a Menurkey

Ambitious $25,000 Kickstarter project is 93 percent funded after one week

Stephanie Butnick
August 28, 2013
Menurkey. (Kickstarter)
Menurkey. (Kickstarter)

A Thanksgiving miracle, indeed. Last week we brought you news of an unlikely holiday accessory: the Menurkey, a turkey-shaped menorah to celebrate the even more unlikely overlap between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah this year—Thanksgivukkah, if you will. It was designed by nine-year-old Asher Weintraub and needed a whopping $25,000, via Kickstarter, to make it a reality.

Now, eight days and 348 backers later, the Kickstarter campaign is 93 percent funded. You heard that right: backers have pledged $23,263 of the $25,000 goal (the campaign deadline is Sept. 12), and it’s beginning to look a lot like Menurkey season.

Bravo, Weintraubs. I can see the college application essay already…

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.