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Posted on November 20, 2016 by Christine Crosby in Bubbe, Mensch on the bench

The Mensch on a Bench Welcomes Bubbe to the Family

The Mensch on a Bench Welcomes Bubbe to the Family

“Don’t do that, I’ll Plotz!”  Introducing everyone’s favorite Jewish Grandmother, Bubbe!  Ask Bubbe is the latest addition to The Mensch on a Bench family.  Her creator, Neal Hoffman, thought it would be fun, entertaining and relatable for The Mensch on a Bench to have a female counterpart who is one-part loving to two-parts sarcastic; all blended into a big bowl of constructive criticism.  In other words, The Mensch has met his match!

Grandmothers are the cornerstone of any Jewish family.  Their unwavering love, propensity to wipe schmutz off of anyone’s face, impart pearls of wisdom such as, “It wasn’t like that when we were kids”, and rattle off Yiddish sayings like a champ are just some of their endearing characteristics.  Their strength and guidance is the foundation of any Jewish family, and often provides fodder for Jewish comedians and a bit of dinner table humor, too.

Neal with family and the original Mensch on a Bench
Neal with family and the original Mensch on a Bench

As Mr. Hoffman describes his newest creation, she is the epitome of a “magic 8-ball meets a talking Bubbe.”  People can Ask Bubbe anything to get the answer they’d expect – or not expect – from “gently” recommending that you give her a kiss to “suggesting” a sweatshirt because it’s cold outside.  You could even ask the same question twice and quite possibly get two different hilarious answers!

Working with Robert Herjavec and Lori Grenier from The Shark Tank, Mr. Hoffman developed Ask Bubbe as one of two new female characters being added to The Mensch on a Bench lineup this fall as part of a larger strategic vision for the overall brand.

Ask Bubbe showcases the charming wit for which Jewish Grandmothers are well loved and known, while the all new Hannah the Hanukkah Hero is a book and doll set about Hannah Maccabee and her quest to prove her mettle against all odds.

Now everyone can have a Jewish Grandmother nearby to give them love and advice!  Ask Bubbe is available this fall for the upcoming Hanukkah holiday season. She comes complete with answers, laughs, oy veys, and of course – a healthy dose of guilt!

BUBBETo buy this adorable and funny Jewish grandmother CLICK HERE. After all, who couldn’t use a little humor these days?


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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