World’s Largest Menorah Lit in New York City

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This year, larger in-person gatherings are taking place as New Yorkers prepare to enjoy the Christmas season.

According to CBS2’s Leah Mishkin, a large menorah was lit on Sunday night to commemorate the first night of Chanukah.

There was music and dancing, as a procession of almost 500 automobiles drove along Sixth Avenue.

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“People want to share the idea that a single light may dispel a lot of darkness,” stated Rabbi Shimon Rivkin.

The 36-foot, 4,000-pound menorah is the world’s biggest. Mayor-elect Eric Adams assisted in lighting it.

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“Have a joyful and safe Chanukah,” Adams wished the audience.

“It’s incredibly gorgeous,” Cece Caulford, 7, remarked.

According to Rabbi Shmuel Butman, the lights all around the menorah are to remember those who died during the epidemic

“This menorah represents light, inspiration, and power for all people, regardless of race, religion, color, or faith,” Butman added.

Rabbi Shmuel Metzger and his two daughters spent the event with traditional latkes and doughnuts at the restaurant Wolf and Lamb because the greasy delicacies symbolize the miracle that occurred more than 2,000 years ago in the Holy Temple.

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