On Thursday, December 6, the 200-year-old New York Stock Exchange saw its first-ever public menorah lighting.
On the fifth night of the eight-day holiday of Chanukah, Rabbi Nissi Eber lit the Chanukah menorah at a public Menorah lighting outside the Exchange on Broad Street.
The gathering of hundreds of celebrants was organized by Chabad of Wall Street and honored the late President George H. W. Bush and memorialized the 11 victims of the anti-Semitic Pittsburgh shooting.
Daniel Blanco (Broad Street Development), Daniel Berman (Metroloft) Ray Chalme (Broad Street Development), Shawn Hakimian (The Hakimian Organization), Andrew Breslau (Downtown Alliance), with Rabbi Nissi Eber and Rabbi Shmaya Katz (Chabad of Wall St.)
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring this beautiful tradition to the New York Stock Exchange,” said Rabbi Shmaya Katz, executive director, Chabad of Wall Street. “In a time of increasing financial uncertainty, the menorah’s lights remind us that in the midst of darkness, we can find light.”
“What happens at the New York Stock Exchange affects events around the world,” added Rabbi Nissi Eber of Chabad of Wall Street. “How meaningful that the menorah’s light will shine forth from here, spreading a message of light throughout the world.”
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