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Updated: Dec 6, 2018

EPISODE 28: A Mensch for All Seasons - Meet Neal Hoffman, Creator of Mensch on a Bench

Neal Hoffman - at the behest of his son, Jacob - has created a modern Jewish icon with a back story, plush family members and a cartoon deal. Israel’s national baseball team adopted the Mensch as its official mascot, ordering a 5-foot-tall custom Mensch, who, quite literally, sat on the bench through the team’s improbably fantastic run in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. In early June, Neal’s creation will be the centerpiece of the celebration of Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park when the Red Sox play the Detroit Tigers on June 5. Hear from Neal in our latest podcast and enter our drawing below for a chance to win two tickets to the game!