Jewish residents celebrate Hanukkah

Jewish people around the world celebrated Sunday to mark the first night of Hanukkah, the eight-day celebration also called the Festival of Lights. In Riverdale,

In Riverdale, residents celebrated by lighting what is possibly the biggest menorah in the borough.

In Riverdale, residents celebrated by lighting what is possibly the biggest menorah in the borough. (12/6/15)

THE BRONX - Jewish people around the world celebrated Sunday to mark the first night of Hanukkah, the eight-day celebration also called the Festival of Lights.

In Riverdale, residents celebrated by lighting what is possibly the biggest menorah in the borough.

Every Hanukkah, Jews around the world light the branches of the menorah to symbolize the eternal flame that lasted for eight days at the temple of Jerusalem -- a triumph of light over dark.

Riverdale residents also celebrated with music, food and dancing. They say it's great seeing the whole community come together.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Volunteers repaint Bronx River Community Center
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 2 Word on the Street: People who take selfies
Police say a 23-year-old man was shot inside 3 Police: Man shot inside Bronx barbershop
Human remains were discovered at a garbage transfer 4 Human remains found at Hunts Point waste station
Experts offer advice on reducing healthcare costs at 5 Tips to reduce health care costs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE