NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An annual tradition kicked off Tuesday on Fifth Avenue for Chanukah.
Workers assembled the world’s largest menorah at 59th Street in Midtown. It stands 36 feet tall.READ MORE: Retired FDNY Firefighter Suffering From 9/11-Related Illness In Need Of Lifesaving Bone Marrow Transplant
The youth organization Lubavitch will light the menorah each night of Chanukah, beginning Thursday.READ MORE: Harlem Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Woman, Striking 5-Year-Old Child
The organization says the lighting will take on added significance this year to honor New Yorkers lost during the pandemic and spread a message of hope and healing.MORE NEWS: New York Judge Suspends Father's Visitation Rights With Daughter Unless He Gets COVID Vaccine Or Subjects To Weekly Testing
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