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Menorah, Southwestern-style

SALVATORE CAPUTO | Assistant Managing Editor | Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:00 am

What inspired Eliot Kohen to create the Sonora Menorah, a plastic menorah that looks like a saguaro cactus?

“The fact is that it just sort of popped into my head,” says the Tucson resident, who retired to the Old Pueblo in 2012. “We were driving around one afternoon, just loving the saguaros, and I looked up and said, ‘Geez. That looks like a menorah.’ ” Having owned an advertising specialty firm that “put logos on everything from coffee mugs and pens to shirts and bank bags and key chains,” he saw sales potential in a saguaro-shaped menorah.

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