Move over Hanukkah bush, here comes the Menorah Tree

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A “Menorah Tree”, seen here with lights and ornaments, was invented by Michael Patchen. Photo courtesy Michael Patchen

A “Menorah Tree”, seen here with lights and ornaments, was invented by Michael Patchen. Photo courtesy Michael Patchen

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(RNS) Michael Patchen didn't want a Christmas tree in his Jewish home, but his wife did. So he invented the Menorah Tree, an unusual holiday item that he is now mass-producing for other families confronted by a Christmas tree dilemma.