Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
The Schmooze

WATCH: Conan O’Brien And An Orthodox Jew Light A Vape Pen Menorah

As the song goes: A Rock of ages, let our song praise thy saving power! / Thou giving us the vape pen menorah, is your finest hour.

That hour arrived on Wednesday night’s episode of “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” when the host invited the show’s Orthodox music producer to the stage to demonstrate one of Judaism’s newly minted traditions: a hanukiah made entirely of vape pens. Roey Hershkovitz (Conan pronounced it “Row-y”) whose rugged beard flowed like a velvet curtain behind the vape-hanukiah, explained the ritual object. The “observant Jew and Orthodox vaper” explained to the audience, “first we puff the center vape pen, thsi is known as the shamash. Then we blaze the first two vape pens on the right.” Sounds kosher!

Who says Hanukkah is just a rip-off of Christmas? Can you have a vape pen stocking? A Christmas tree made of bongs? A candy cane that is also a pipe? No. You can’t. And if you can, we want to know the techniques so we can get going on the vape lulav for next year.

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

Engage

  • Events

    Haart to Haart

    Virtual

    Dec 7, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    A conversation with Julia Haart and her son Shlomo, stars of Netflix's 'My Unorthodox Life,' about the new season and much more.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.