Hobby Lobby promises Jewish-themed goods


OKLAHOMA CITY — Arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. will carry Jewish merchandise in some stores after a New Jersey blogger complained about a lack of Hanukkah items, the company’s president said Friday.

Steve Green told the Associated Press that the Oklahoma City chain is looking at carrying items this holiday season in stores near areas with large Jewish populations. He could not yet say what the items will be, but he said they should be in stores by November. The company said the items will be sold in New York and New Jersey.