Two teens have been arrested and charged as juveniles after a menorah was found vandalized earlier this week in Suffolk County.
Police were searching Monday night for the vandals who damaged a menorah in Suffolk County.
A Hanukkah celebration was held outside the site of Brooklyn’s largest menorah, which stands at 32 feet tall.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand for the festivities, the couple watched as Emanuel Ringers and Yuletide Carolers put on live performances.
Firefighters arrived at the Chabbad Lubavitch of Kensington religious center to find the 5 by 3 foot menorah in flames.
New York City was set to start the celebration of Chanukah Saturday evening with the ceremonial lighting of a 32-foot-tall memorial at the southeast edge of Central Park.
Burton Radish said he couldn’t believe what found on his front lawn on Tuesday morning. He was referring to what was left of a menorah that stood approximately 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide.
The festival of lights began at sundown, and is observed for eight nights. It commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd Century.
The festival of lights begins at sundown, and is observed for eight nights.
In modern times, people celebrate Chanukah by lighting the menorah, spinning the dreidel for gelt and eating oil-rich foods such as potato pancakes—also known as latkes. Here are 4 ways you can celebrate Chanukah in New York City.