NEW YORK What organizers say is the world's largest menorah will be lit every night during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, beginning Dec. 4, at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, near Central Park.
The menorah, sponsored by the Lubavitch Youth Organization, stands 32 feet tall. The lighting of the gigantic candelabra will take place at 5:30 p.m. each night through Dec. 11, except for the Friday-Saturday Sabbath observance, when the lightings will take place at 3:40 p.m. on (Friday) Dec. 7 and 8:30 p.m. on (Saturday) Dec. 8.
The menorah is lit with oil lamps protected from the wind by specially designed glass chimneys. A cherry-picker crane provided by the Con Edison electric utility will lift the lamplighters up to kindle the flames.
If you're elsewhere during the holiday and you'd like to take part in a Hanukkah celebration, check out www.chabad.org/hanukkahevents, which lists menorah-lightings in 486 cities in 27 countries. The holiday events, sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch, a Jewish outreach organization, are open to the public.