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First Chanukah Lighting at The World’s Largest Menorah in NYC with Eric Adams

This year, on the first night, Mayor Eric Adams addressed the crowd at the World’s Largest Menorah, followed by Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Gilad Erdan who then recited the three blessings on the first light of the menorah and lit the first candle. They were hosted by Rabbi Shmuel M. Butman, director of Lubavitch Youth Organization and joined by real estate developer Rotem Rosen.

The Rise of the Public Art Menorah, 15-Foot-Tall Menorah and Lighting Unveiled at the Ice Rink at the Seaport

On the streets of the “Greatest City on Earth,” and in countless cities across the globe, it is the public menorah which many have come to look to, to set the tone and the spirit of the holiday season. And this year’s “new light” will be a shining public art menorah installation commissioned by The Howard Hughes Corporation for the Seaport, a historic waterfront neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.

Mayor Adams Steps Up Care For The Mentally Unwell, Clarifies Law Mandating Care For Those Unable To Care For Their Basic Needs

In accordance with state law and court precedent, Mayor Adams’ directive clarifies that outreach workers, city-operated hospitals, and first responders have the legal authority to provide care to New Yorkers when severe mental illness prevents them from meeting their own basic human needs to the extent that they are a danger to themselves.