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Hi all – I’ve taken a vacation from posting but now I am back with lots and lots of things to tell and show to you! And why not the best for first (instead of for last!)?

Our dear friend with a most brilliant mind, Annelise Heinz, assistant professor of History at the University of Oregon, has given me permission to post this video in which she discusses her current book project Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture.

It’s a 28 minute long YouTube video so sit back with a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee…or perhaps a cold martini! – and enjoy Annelise as she discusses her passion for our beloved game and shows off a couple of beautiful vintage Mah Jongg sets (a 1920s set she found in an antique store in the historic Chinese community in Locke, California, and a 1960s set with fabulous green Catalin racks). 


Did anyone see CBS Sunday Morning yesterday (December 25th, 2016)? They did an entire segment on Chanukah menorahs and guess what showed up…that’s right – a menorah made of Mah Jongg tiles! Mah Jongg is EVERYWHERE!!!cbs-sunday-morning-menorahThere actually are many menorahs made up of Mah Jongg tiles – if you have one, please send me photos and I will post them.

Here are some more examples of Mah Jongg menorahs – most of these are from different shops on Etsy or Pinterest (just do a Google search for Mah Jongg menorah):mah-jongg-menorahHere‘s a beautiful handcrafted version: metal-menorah And here is a two-toned version:                       cranberry-colored two-tone version:          And one with the Mogen David as the holder for the Shamash or servant candle:mogen-david-menorah Even one made of earthenware                            And, of course, there is a Mah Jongg Chanukah computer game with menorahs!mah-jongg-menorah-gamescreen-shot-2016-12-25-at-4-41-46-pm