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Photos: Unique and Smelly Menorah!

The Chanukah Auction hosted by Yeshiva Darchai Menachem is only days away, and students in Crown Heights are working hard to earn first place in the annual menorah competition. The unique menorah creations this year promise to outdo the many varieties of those entered in previous years.

One menorah to be submitted is one made completely of fish. Student Zalman L.’s original creation is currently in his father’s storefront, receiving much positive feedback.

Another student, Mendy H., took pictures of many menorahs publicly displayed throughout the Crown Heights neighborhood, arranging them into a beautiful, multicolored collage forming the initials of our school, Yeshiva Darchai Menachem (YDM).

Come participate in this year’s auction at Yeshiva Darchai Menachem! These two unique works of art, and many more will be on display. Support this incredible organization by purchasing tickets in the annual Chanukah Auction and vote for your favorite menorah to win!

Click Here to support Darchai Menachem!

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#1 Comment By bestest bubby On December 17, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

cute idea. how original. competition is such a wonderful idea. very creative

#2 Comment By P U On December 17, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

this is just too funny

#3 Comment By lol On December 17, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

You got my vote :)

#4 Comment By An Aunt, Mother, admirer On December 17, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

Oh boy! You guys are the best. What would we do without Shabbos fish, Y D M and all of you

#5 Comment By Smelly On December 17, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

Epes shtinked doh !

#6 Comment By i approve On December 17, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

Love it! Love it! How creative can you get! Nothing can possibly top this!

#7 Comment By dog is fish On December 17, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

The other fish are suffering from second-hand smoke…

#8 Comment By EEEWWW On December 17, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

DIS-GUS-TING.

At least they gave the fish a cigarette. I’m sure it could’ve used it.

#9 Comment By admirer On December 17, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

Darcei and the fish. Thumbs UP!!!

#10 Comment By noah On December 17, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

Baal Tashchis?

#11 Comment By Zion On December 17, 2009 @ 5:05 pm

Bizayon – embarrassing the Chanuka Menora

#12 Comment By david s On December 17, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

i dont think its funny did u ask a rov

#13 Comment By hello On December 17, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

why is it baal tashchis, there still usable, and why is this more of an embaresment than any other weird menora, like wisky etc.

#14 Comment By Feigie On December 17, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

Thank you for bringing a big smile to my face.

#15 Comment By to baal tashchis On December 17, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

i dont think you or me are going to be eating these heads and if we wait till rosh hashana the headline will SMELL just as bad as the fish

#16 Comment By just amazing On December 17, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

great job

#17 Comment By half full or empty On December 17, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

Dude this is so cool why the negativity?

#18 Comment By something smells On December 17, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

I can see a PETA demonstration….

#19 Comment By CHR On December 17, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

MAKE POSTCARDS OUT OF THE PICS
:0
have my vote:)

#20 Comment By who-s eating the heads anyways? On December 17, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

LOL – this is a riot

#21 Comment By omar chavez On December 18, 2009 @ 2:23 am

Good job and nice pic shabbos fish

#22 Comment By Your relatives in Surrey, BC On December 18, 2009 @ 12:42 am

This is just too funny! You are the greatest!

#23 Comment By Ask rov On December 18, 2009 @ 12:16 am

ask rov first b4 all. number 1 rule

#24 Comment By L.A. Morah On December 17, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

maybe you have to be a guy to appreciate the humor in this.a frailacen chanaka.

#25 Comment By Shabbos Fish fan On December 17, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

Shabbos Fish rocks man!!! great idea and ignore those stupid comments

#26 Comment By best aunt!!!! On December 17, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

mendel and tzerna are the cutest!!!!!

#27 Comment By Ephraim On December 17, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

How can anybody think that this atrocity is “cute”? The disregard of the lives of animals, mocking their deaths, is exactly the attitude that people protest at kapporos.

#28 Comment By chiam l. On December 17, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

i like my menorah.

#29 Comment By guy with the idea On December 17, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

it is not baal tashchis because the heads that are being used were destined for the trash anyway’s.

not all parts of the fish can be used.

#30 Comment By Gefilta fish On December 17, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

First you bop me over my head.
then chop my head and tail off.
then you skin me, remove my bones,
throw me in a mix, and grind me,
only later to be frozen…

Hey look at the bright side,
i get to lead the year of HEAD FIRST.

Thank you SZ, for giving me another yearly mivtza

#31 Comment By love it! On December 17, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

SMOKED FISH hey hey!!

#32 Comment By simply weird On December 17, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

this is not appropriate for a menorah – in anyoneones book

#33 Comment By shmuli On December 17, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

This is an awesome idea, very creative! Made Me smile. PPL! Smile at the world, it will smile back!

#34 Comment By had enough On December 17, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

sorry to be a spoilsprt but…

The menorah is supposed t be lit in a respctful manner. I was told that even clay is not respectful enough although it s ok for kids. Enough of this shtick! Its a Yom Tov -not a funfare!! Next time ask a rov first.

#35 Comment By omar chavez On December 18, 2009 @ 2:27 am

good job shabbos fish

#36 Comment By lol On December 18, 2009 @ 3:19 am

this IS funny, why bizoyon? it just makes the menorah more interesting! and why baal tashcis? they can still be double smoked lol… YOU GOT MY VOTE!!!

#37 Comment By Family in Toronto On December 18, 2009 @ 3:20 am

Shayal and SZ what an amazing idea. It so nice to see you guys. I hope you win.

#38 Comment By fishy On December 18, 2009 @ 3:54 am

it just seams fishy…great job!!!

#39 Comment By yerachmiel schneider On December 18, 2009 @ 5:23 am

B”H
Smoked Salmon is G-R-E-A-T ! !

ITS JUST HARD TO KEEP IT LIT—LOL great job Shoel Levertov!

#40 Comment By Gross On December 18, 2009 @ 7:52 am

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww……………..

#41 Comment By zizel On December 18, 2009 @ 6:23 am

maybe they did ask a rov, u dont know.

#42 Comment By fish lover On December 18, 2009 @ 5:06 am

yum delish!

#43 Comment By unimpressed On December 18, 2009 @ 5:54 am

What a mockery to the beautiful Mitzvah of Menorah. This has gone too far.

#44 Comment By S.L On December 18, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

u get my vote

#45 Comment By shmuel p.alegre On December 18, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

good idea!very creative.
a freilechen chanukkah for the family and all “chanukkah fish” consumers.

#46 Comment By shoul levertov On December 18, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

like it or not it is persuma neisa your talking about it

#47 Comment By Frumeh Fishaleh Mach A Brochaleh On December 18, 2009 @ 7:08 am

Did the fish make a brocho? Or thats only in Monsey?
My kid asked me how they did this without Uncle Evil getting in the way…

#48 Comment By Y C M & T On December 20, 2009 @ 3:27 am

Chaim -we hope you win! Love it!

#49 Comment By disgusted On December 21, 2009 @ 3:51 am

oh my goodness!! people are so bored with their lives that they have nothing to do better in their lives other than sit at home on their computers and criticize!!!
seriously! he was doing it for A contest and not for a real menorah!! and who knows maybe they did ask a rov… its not nice to just just pouring your disgusting comments on these innocent people that all they wanted to do was be creative!!!
You get my vote!!

#50 Comment By scott On December 21, 2009 @ 10:24 am

who doesnt liked smoked fish ?

#51 Comment By Low life hater On December 21, 2009 @ 5:28 am

very creative idea! u low lifes cant take a Joke….